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Pathways Through South America

by Heather C. Hudak
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 10
  • Grade: 5
tagged: caribbean & latin america, geography

This fantastic journey through the continent of South America helps show how humans affect, and are affected by, the environments in which they live. Readers will gain an understanding of the continent's various landforms, resources, and human activities. Examples featured include walking along the Inca Trail in Peru, riding a cable car in Bolivia, …

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Hoping For a Home After El Salvador

by Linda Barghoorn
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: caribbean & latin america, sociology, emigration & immigration

Threatened by gangs and everyday violence, Benito’s family flees El Salvador to an uncertain but safer life in Mexico. They are later joined by Auntie Lara, who lost a son to gang violence and joined a migrant caravan heading to the United States. The story is interwoven with details on how violence in countries whose governments no longer functi …

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Returning to Colombia

by Linda Barghoorn
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: caribbean & latin america, sociology, emigration & immigration

Andre's family was resettled in Ecuador after rebels stormed their village in Colombia. Although they were safe, life wasn’t easy and Andre’s father had a hard time finding work. Suffering discrimination in their country of refuge, and with the situation improved in Colombia since the 2016 peace deal, his family makes the decision to return hom …

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A Likkle Miss Lou

How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice

by Nadia L. Hohn, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: cultural heritage, women, literary, caribbean & latin america

A Kirkus Reviews most anticipated picture book of fall 2019 by Nadia L. Hohn, named one of CBC’s “6 Black Canadian writers to watch”
Louise Bennett Coverley, better known as Miss Lou, was an iconic poet and entertainer known for popularizing the use of patois in music and poetry internationally—helping to pave the way for artists like Harr …

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Lessons From a Street Kid

by Craig Kielburger, illustrated by Marisa Antonello & Victoria Laidley
edition: Hardcover
tagged: social activists, caribbean & latin america

"p class=""book_description"">A young Craig Kielburger discovers the depths of generosity on the streets of Brazil.p class=""book_description"">After starting Free The Children when he was twelve years old, Craig Kielburger continued his crusade in Brazil. It was on the streets of Salvador, Brazil, that Craig learned the firsthand stories of street …

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Bilingual Songs & Activities: English-Spanish

by Agustina Tocalli-Beller, by (composer) Sara Jordan
edition: Mixed media
tagged: caribbean & latin america

Learning is made fun for beginners of all ages. These songs teach: counting to 30 and by tens, shapes and sizes, emotions, places in the countryside, opposites, measuring devices and much more! The reproducible resource book includes lyrics, lessons and activities. There are 12 songs included on the audio CD, along with 12 musical accompaniment tra …

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La Malinche

The Princess Who Helped Cortés Conquer the Aztec Empire

by Francisco Serrano, illustrated by Pablo Serrano, translated by Susan Ouriou
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical, caribbean & latin america, central & south america

Selected for the USBBY Outstanding International Book List

In the early 1500s, Hernán Cortés and his conquistadors defeated the great Aztec Empire, built a new city for colonists from Spain and took control of vast lands stretching from today's southwestern US down through most of Central America.

But many people don't know that one of the reasons …

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