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Four new additions to the 'Story of Mexico' series by R. Conrad Stein provides a fine in-depth set of assessments perfect for any advanced elementary to middle school collection. The Mexican-American War.

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Four new additions to the 'Story of Mexico' series by R. Conrad Stein provides a fine in-depth set of assessments perfect for any advanced elementary to middle school collection. THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR (9781599351605) covers the history of a war fought from 1846 to 1848, offering a survey of a war often overlooked in history books; ANCIENT MEXICO (9781599351612, $28.95) documents the history and achievements of ancient Mexican societies, MODERN MEXICO (9781599351629, $28.95) adds contrast in speaking of modern Mexican developments, culture and influences, and EMILIANO ZAPATA AND THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION (9781599351636, $28.95) provides a fine blend of biography and survey of the Mexican Revolution and its effects. Highly recommended for any collection with more than a passing interest in Mexican history and culture, each book packs in 144 pages filled with black and white photos and illustrations and facts. David Aretha's THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: BLACK POWER (9781599351643, $28.95) surveys the black power movement's history and influences, offering 128 pages of overview and history of the black power movement of the 1960s and 70s. Key figures, events, and lasting changes are documented. Kem Knapp Sawyer's CHAMPION OF FREEDOM; MOHANDAS GANDHI (9781599351667, $28.95) offers a 144-page biography of the peace leader's efforts around the world, providing a fine history of Gandhi's involvements in politics not only in India but in South Africa. His influence would change the world and is documented in this moving story.

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Title Annotation:Champion of Freedom: Mohandas Gandhi; The Civil Rights Movement: Black Power
Publication:Children's Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Sep 1, 2011
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