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Latino Athletes, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: Ian C. Friedman; Revised by David E. Newton
  • From the Series: A to Z of Latino Americans
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  • ISBN-10: 1438149999
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4999-8
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 03/01/2016
  • Dewey Number: 796.092
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up


Praise for the previous edition:

"...packed with information on the exciting escapades of each champion of his or her field, and the series as a whole is peerless for its interest and multicultural thrust...An inexpensive and recommended purchase for all libraries."—Library Journal

"Th[is] straightforward, unbiased work [is] accessible for report writers who need a starting point for gathering current information."—School Library Journal

From the baseball diamond to the putting green, Latino athletes have made enormous accomplishments in athletics in the United States. Often competing in sports in which they were not historically welcome, Latinos have fought against numerous types of prejudice in order to play anywhere from high school to the Olympics. The historic achievements and contributions of Latino athletes reflect the experience of the athletes themselves: diverse, impressive, and growing in influence. 

Latino Athletes, Second Edition details the lives and legacies of more than 175 Latino men and women who have helped define excellence in competition. Whether an individual was born in the United States or emigrated from such countries as Cuba, Mexico, or the Dominican Republic, each Latino profiled has made significant contributions to athletics in the United States. Some of these athletes include Roberto Clemente, Pelé, Scott Gomez, and Diana Taurasi. In addition to describing the accomplishments of each athlete, this eBook shares the relevant stories of the person's background and life outside of competition and examines the impact each athlete has made on his or her sport and society. This engaging volume also features a further reading list specific to each athlete. A bibliography provides listings of sources for further information about Latino athletes and athletics in general.



About the Author(s)

Ian C. Friedman holds a B.A. in history from the University of Michigan and an Ed.M. in teaching and curriculum in the field of history from Harvard University. He is the author of Education Reform in Facts On File's Library in a Book series.

David E. Newton holds an associate's degree in science from Grand Rapids Junior College, a B.A. in chemistry (with high distinction), an M.A. in education from the University of Michigan, and an Ed.D. in science education from Harvard University. He is the author of more than 400 textbooks, encyclopedias, resource books, research manuals, laboratory manuals, trade books, and other educational materials. For Facts On File, he has written Nuclear Power and Stem Cell Research in the Library in a Book series, and the six volumes in The New Chemistry set. Newton taught mathematics and physical sciences in Grand Rapids, Michigan; was a professor of chemistry and physics at Salem State College in Massachusetts; and was an adjunct professor in the College of Professional Studies at the University of San Francisco.

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