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The Mexican American Family Album (American Family Albums) Paperback – May 28, 1998

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Grade 5 Up-This volume is formatted like a family album, combining period photos with a readable text. It is divided into six chapters, beginning with the first Mexican Americans, who "...did not choose to leave their homeland and come to the United States. Instead, the U.S. went to them." While famous individuals are included, the book is really about ordinary family members who lived, worked, and died. Descriptions and quotations from interviews conducted by the author reflect the the unique qualities of the various peoples. A chapter entitled "Back and Forth" describes the bracero program and its parallel illegal immigration, discusses the work of "coyotes," and offers personal accounts on how to cross the border evading the border partrol or la migra. A clear and informative presentation.
Graciela Italiano, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


"A needed history lesson."--Wilson Library Bulletin

"A clear and informative presentation."--School Library Journal

"Stresses the diversity that enriches our lives."--San Antonio Express-News

"History palpable and memorable.... The narratives flow smoothly and provide a wealth of information."--VOYA


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Series: American Family Albums
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (May 28, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019512426X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195124262
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 0.5 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,430,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 13, 1998
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I would suggest this book to anyone interested in Mexicans, Mexican-Americans or immigration. Although it is geared for a younger group, it's useful and actually fun for everyone to read. I highly reccomend it!
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