Best Teen & Young Adult Central & South American History Books

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1. Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition

Author: by Anton Treuer
Levine Querido
400 pages

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From the acclaimed Ojibwe author and professor Anton Treuer comes an essential book of questions and answers for Native and non-Native young readers alike. Ranging from “Why is there such a fuss about nonnative people wearing Indian costumes for Halloween?” to “Why is it called a ‘traditional Indian fry bread taco’?” to “What’s it like for natives who don’t look native?” to “Why are Indians so often imagined rather than understood?”, and beyond, Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask (Young Readers Edition) does exactly what its title says for young readers, in a style consistently thoughtful, personal, and engaging.

Updated and expanded to include: Dozens of New Questions and New Sectionsincluding a social activism section that explores the Dakota Access Pipeline, racism, identity, politics, and more! Over 50 new Photos Adapted text for broad appeal

2. 1493 for Young People: From Columbus's Voyage to Globalization (For Young People Series)

Author: by Rebecca Stefoff
Triangle Square
416 pages

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1493 for Young People by Charles C. Mann tells the gripping story of globalization through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the fifteenth century to the present. How did the lowly potato plant feed the poor across Europe and then cause the deaths of millions?

How did the rubber plant enable industrialization? What is the connection between malaria, slavery, and the outcome of the American Revolution? How did the fabled silver mountain of sixteenth-century Bolivia fund economic development in the flood-prone plains of rural China and the wars of the Spanish Empire?

Here is the story of how sometimes the greatest leaps also posed the greatest threats to human advancement. Mann’s language is as plainspoken and clear as it is provocative, his research and erudition vast, his conclusions ones that will stimulate the critical thinking of young people.

1493 for Young People provides tools for wrestling with the most pressing issues of today, and will empower young people as they struggle with a changing world.

3. Death on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon Adventure

Author: by Samantha Seiple

Scholastic Press
224 pages

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The action-packed true story of President Theodore Roosevelt’s dangerous adventure down one of the most treacherous rivers on Earth.”I did have a murderous trip down South, but it was mighty interesting.” In October 1913, Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on a tour of South America.

The thrill-seeking adventurer had no idea that he would soon receive an offer he couldn’t refuse: the chance to lead an expedition deep into the Amazon jungle to chart an unmapped river with his son Kermit and renowned Brazilian explorer Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon.

Death on the River of Doubt takes readers inside the thrilling journey that unfolds as Roosevelt, Rondon, Kermit, and their companions navigate an unpredictable river through an unforgiving jungle. With new threats at every turn, from bloodthirsty piranhas and raging rapids to starvation, disease, and a traitor in their own ranks, it seems that not everyone will make it out alive.

Through it all, the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt remained determined to complete their mission and rewrite the map of the world.Or die trying.

4. History of the Americas 1880-1981: IB History Course Book: Oxford IB Diploma Program

Author: by Alexis Mamaux
ISBN: 978-0198310235
Published at: Oxford University Press; Illustrated edition (September 15, 2015)

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Drive critical, engaged, high level learning and skills. Developed with the IB, this Course Book equips learners to analyze and articulate complex historical concepts and contexts, strengthening performance and potential. Enabling advanced understanding, the student-centred approach actively builds, refines and perfects higher level skills.

Cover the new syllabus in the right level of depth, with rich, thorough subject content from across the Americas for topics 10-17 for Paper 3 – Developed directly the with IB for the new syllabus first examined 2017 – Truly engage learners with topical, relevant material that convincingly connects learning with the modern, global world – Streamline your planning, with a clear and thorough structure helping you logically progress through the syllabus – Build the advanced-level skills learners need for Paper 3, with the student-led approach driving active skills development and strengthening exam performance – Integrate Approaches to learning with ATLs like thinking, communication, research and social skills built directly into learning- Help learners think critically about improving performance with extensive examiner insight and samples based on the latest exam format- Build an advanced level, thematic understanding with fully integrated Global Contexts, Key Concepts and TOK – Also available as an Online Course Book

5. 100 Hispanic-Americans Who Shaped American History

Author: by Rick Laezman
112 pages

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Details the lives and accomplishments of one hundred Hispanic-American men and women, and their impact on American history.

6. Adolf Hitler Biography: A Comprehensive Biography of One of the Most Feared Leaders of the 20th Century- From Gefreiter to Führer (Adolf Hitler Biography)

Author: by Nichola Wil
112 pages

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Are you interested in learning more about Adolf Hitler, one of the most FEARED leaders of all time? Today only, get this Amazon book for just $19. 99 for a limited time. Regularly priced at $45.99. In this candid guide, you’ll discover what made the boy such a successfully murderous man.Adolf Hitler.

This name triggers a range of emotions for so many people.Hatred.Fear.Fascination. Historians have been studying his story since he died at the end of World War 2. What drove a young man from Austria to seek out power, and use it to murder so many innocent people?

In Hitler’s Biography, I’ll take you through the early beginnings of Hitler’s childhood, right up until that fateful day when he shot himself in a bunker after the 3rd Reich failed and he had changed the world forever. A darker time in history we’ve not yet seen.This is his story.

Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn… Where Hitler came from and what inspired him to extremist beliefs His role in creating a new ideology, one that persists today The young, ambitious politician and how he rose to prominence How the Fhrer came to be, and how he gathered his power Hitler’s final solution, and the devastation it created How Hitler was beaten, and his final daysBy studying the past, we prepare for a brighter future.

7. The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist

Author: by Margarita Engle
Clarion Books
192 pages

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I find it so easy to forget / that I’m just a girl who is expected / to live / without thoughts. Opposing slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century was dangerous. The most daring abolitionists were poets who veiled their work in metaphor.

Of these, the boldest was Gertrudis Gmez de Avellaneda, nicknamed Tula. In passionate, accessible verses of her own, Engle evokes the voice of this book-loving feminist and abolitionist who bravely resisted an arranged marriage at the age of fourteen, and was ultimately courageous enough to fight against injustice.

Historical notes, excerpts, and source notes round out this exceptional tribute.

8. The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano

Author: by Margarita Engle
Square Fish

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A lyrical biography of a Cuban slave who escaped to become a celebrated poet, from Newbury Honor author Margarita Engle. Winner of the 2008 Pura Belpre Medal for NarrativeA 2007 Bank Street – Best Children’s Book of the YearBorn into the household of a wealthy slave owner in Cuba in 1797, Juan Francisco Manzano spent his early years by the side of a woman who made him call her Mama, even though he had a mama of his own.

Denied an education, young Juan still showed an exceptional talent for poetry. His verses reflect the beauty of his world, but they also expose its hideous cruelty. Powerful, haunting poems and breathtaking illustrations create a portrait of a life in which even the pain of slavery could not extinguish the capacity for hope.

9. Unsung America: Immigrant Trailblazers and Our Fight for Freedom (Immigrant Reform in America, People of Color, Migrants, for Readers of American Like Me)

Author: by Prerna Lal
Mango (October 15, 2019)
318 pages

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Immigration StoriesA Fight for Justice and FreedomIf you liked The Book of Awesome Women by Becca Anderson, Dear America by Jose Antonio Vargas, or American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures by America Ferrara, you’ll love Unsung America. Positive and heroic stories.

Far too often, immigrants are demonized and scapegoated, when they should be celebrated as heroes and revolutionaries. This book strings together both triumphant and painful tales of immigrants who blazed trails and broke barriers in the fight for fundamental human rights.Unsung Heroes.

These are ordinary people who have used their own stories on the fight for citizenship to illustrate their triumphs and trials as immigrants in a new land. Each uses a different strategy and tactics; what works for one does not work for another.

They all have one thing in common, howevera desire for racial and social justice. Unsung America will change the way you view immigrants and refugees. Prerna Lal, who penned Unsung America, is a naturalized United States citizen, born and raised in the Fiji Islands with roots in the San Francisco Bay Area.

10. The Cost of Citizenship: A Family's Battle Against Persecution and Sacrifices for Freedom

Author: by Andrés Gamboa Barrera
164 pages

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“This book is much more than our family’s legacy; it is a narrative that gives us an immersive experience that allows us to better understand loyalty, compassion, perseverance, and the true purpose of family. It gives us the opportunity to gain a new perspective on the challenges that migrant families face and therefore reminds us of the importance of gratitude.

The stories of the strangers that helped us along the way will give you an emotional reminder of how beautiful humanity can be. Regardless of why you decided to pick up this book, I hope that leads you to a renewed sense of pride and love for your own family.

I know you will enjoy reliving this journey with us.” -Daniel Gamboa Barrera

11. A Brief History of Central America (Brief History Of… (Checkmark Books))

Author: by Adjunct Faculty Member Hispanic Studies Department Lynn V Foster
Checkmark Books
338 pages

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Central America is a tiny region, broken into seven even smaller nations. More than 5 million North Americans visit these countries every year, exploring Mayan ruins in Guatemala and Belize, discovering the rain forests of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, snorkeling in Honduras, and cruising through the Panama Canal.

On the political events and cultural patterns that have shaped the region. Special themes, such as the causes of unity and disunity on the isthmus and the economic pressures on the rain forest from farming and tourism, are developed throughout the book.

Coverage of the history of the region is up to date with new developments, including the continued struggle in the after-math of the civil wars, the impact of the free trade agreement signed with the United States, and recent elections.

Neighbors, The Spanish Conquest (1492-1541), The Federation of Central America (1823-1839), Civil Wars (1975-1996), The Challenge of Peace and Democracy, and more.

12. Francisco Pizarro: Destroyer of the Inca Empire (A Wicked History)

Author: by John DiConsiglio
128 pages

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Profiles the explorer Francisco Pizarro, from his early life to his expeditions to Peru, where he battled with the indigenous Incan empire and claimed its land and riches for Spain.

13. Popol Vuh (Spanish Edition)

Author: by Anónimo
June 26, 2021

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“Popol Vuh” es un relato pico basado en las leyendas de la extraordinaria civilizacin maya-quich que habla sobre la creacin del mundo. Se sabe que est influenciada por algunos sacerdotes quienes en su evangelizacin ayudaron a conservar lo ms posible la cultura indgena, para evitar la prdida total de estas culturas por lo que fomentaron en 1550 que algunos indgenas trataran de rescatar lo ms posible sus tradiciones para no perderlas y que sean absorbidas y olvidadas por la cultura occidental.

El libro tiene un gran valor histrico, as como espiritual, y se le ha llamado Libro Sagrado de los mayas-quich. Es una narracin que trata de explicar el origen del mundo, la civilizacin y los diversos fenmenos que ocurren en la naturaleza segn la visin teolgica de este pueblo.

14. Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck

Author: by Margarita Engle
Square Fish

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Quebrado has been traded from pirate ship to ship in the Caribbean Sea for as long as he can remember. The sailors he toils under call him el quebradohalf islander, half outsider, a broken one. Now the pirate captain Bernardino de Talavera uses Quebrado as a translator to help navigate the worlds and words between his mother’s Tano Indian language and his father’s Spanish.

But when a hurricane sinks the ship and most of its crew, it is Quebrado who escapes to safety. He learns how to live on land again, among people who treat him well. And it is he who must decide the fate of his former captors.Latino interest.

15. The Civilization of the Incas (Illustrated History of the Ancient World)

Author: by Jeffrey Quilter
232 pages

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The glories of Inca and Pre-Columbian South America are vividly captured in this richly illustrated story of the rise and fall of the people of the region. The civilizations superbly imaginative craftsmanship in gold and silver, its beautiful textiles, embroidery, ceramics, and architecture are featured in spectacular color photography.

Besides the magnificent artistic legacy that survived the ravages of the Conquistadors in the sixteenth century, this lavish volume celebrates the beliefs, deities, myth making, empire building, and often turbulent history that were the foundation of the artwork and literature.

Some of the most dramatic sites of South America are featured, including Machu Picchu and Cuzco, the oracle at Pachacamac, the mysterious Nazca lines, and the imperial city of Chan Chan. Author Jeffrey Quilter, an anthropological archaeologist, is a specialist in Pre-Columbian culture, deputy director of the Peabody Museum, and a senior lecturer at Harvard University.