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Bringing Spanish Culture to the Americas
From the Set A Proud Heritage: The Hispanic Library
From the 1500s to the early 1800s, Spain claimed large areas of South America and North America. In Spanish Missionaries: Bringing Spanish Culture to the Americas, readers learn about the men who traveled throughout Spanish territory, creating settlements and spreading Christianity and the Spanish way of life to Native Americans along the way.
- New Mexico: Motherland of the American West
- The Mission Movement In Texas and Arizona
- California Missions
- The End of the Mission Era
- Further Information
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.6|
|Guided Reading Level||Y|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A Review of "A Proud Heritage: The Hispanic Library" in School Library Journal
Three accessible titles. Kent starts with the painter’s childhood and art education. How Rivera’s communist connections and political ideas are depicted in his murals plus his four marriages are discussed in child-friendly terms. Stein traces Farragut’s early years as a midshipman at the age of 10 and describes his rise to become a great navy commander. Each chapter of Spanish Missionaries introduces a different United States region and a different missionary leader such as the Franciscans, Father Kino, and Junipero Serra. The pros and cons of the missions are discussed throughout and summed up in the last chapter. Eye-catching photos and reproductions with detailed captions enhance the texts, and the glossaries are student-friendly. Use the titles to help researchers learn about Hispanic influences and contributions.
Author: R. Conrad Stein
R. Conrad Stein was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. At age 18, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served for three years. Later he attended the University of Illinois, where he graduated with a degree in history. He is now a full-time writer of material for young readers and has published more than 100 books. The study of history has always been Mr. Stein’s hobby. The author lives in Chicago with his wife (children’s book author Deborah Kent) and their daughter, Janna.