Famous People of Hispanic Heritage Book Reviews

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Kirkus Reviews

[The author's] choices for inclusion and the wealth of new material guarantee popularity. A selection of black-and-white baby pictures and other snapshots add an air of intimacy…

School Library Journal

No longer will finding a source for reports on contemporary Hispanics be a trial for students, teachers, and librarians.


…extremely perky and sincere in the portrayal of the subjects as 'Contemporary American Success Stories' and Hispanic role models. With its coverage of Tejano singer Selena and with its many first-time biographical profiles not found in other collections, this series will serve students, teachers, and librarians who are increasingly seeking such Hispanic material.


It provides a goldmine of biographical information on Hispanics in different professions… Cover illustrations are attractive, portraying the people profiled. I recommend this series to all school and public libraries. Students will like the illustrated in-depth articles. Those looking for quick data will appreciate the biographical highlights.

The BookReader

These are valuable books that provide important role models. Marvis tells good stories and has the ability to inspire readers to want to change their lives, inner and outer. The photographs bring immediacy to the message…