A noteworthy review of A Proud Heritage: The Hispanic Library from School Library Journal on June 1, 2005
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.