Habell-Pallan, Michelle and Mary Romero, eds.
Latino/a Popular Culture.
New York: New York University Press, 2002.
Academic essays by various artists about many different facets of Hispanic pop-culture.
Halperin Donghi, Tulio.
Historia contemporánea de América latina.
Madrid. Alianza Editorial: 2000.
A very thorough history of Latin America beginning with the Spanish colonial period, written in Spanish.
The New York Public Library Amazing Hispanic American History: a Book of Answers for Kids.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998.
An excellent source (for anyone) of general information as well as specific facts about all kinds of Spanish- and Hispanic-related topics. This book is extremely easy to navigate, and includes a glossary, an index, and a great list of recommended reading.
Ore, Tracy E.
The Social Construction of Difference & Inequality.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003.
Discusses how differences between group identities affect individuals, and how they are perpetuated and institutionalized.
Sosa, Al. "Hispanic vs. Latin." http://home.att.net/~Alsosa/page2.htm. 2003.
An interesting look at the debate over the difference between "Latin" and "Hispanic".
Latino USA: A Cartoon History.
New York: Basic Books, 2000.
A witty cartoon history of Latinos in the U.S., beginning with the Spanish Conquest of the New World.
Suarez-Rivas, Maite, ed.
An Illustrated Treasury of Latino Read-Aloud Stories.
New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2004.
A variety of stories written in both English and Spanish, with themes and beautiful illustrations that can be appreciated by people of any background.
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
An interesting look at race- and ethnic-relations between children in schools. Discusses how children are affected by the differences between them.
Tucker, Clyde, et al. "A Statistical Analysis of the CPS Supplement on Race and Ethnic Origin." www.census.gov/prod/2/gen/96arc/ivatuck.pdf . Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1995.
The 1995 Supplement to the CPS (Current Population Survey). A very interesting look at how people identify themselves differently depending on the options for identification.
Vázquez, Richard. "Hispanic or Latino?" http://www.lasculturas.com/aa/aa070501a.htm. 2004.
Discusses the difference between the two terms and the author's view of each.
The website of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) 2005 edition.
A great collection of articles on a diverse range of Spanish and Hispanic themes.
The website of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
The website of Hispanic author Pat Mora has lists of children's books, as well as interesting facts and links.
The official website of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Provides national standards and guidelines for language learning.
The U.S. Census Bureau's official website. Chock full of interesting facts and statistics about all aspects of American life.
A good website for general information that serves as both encyclopedia and almanac.
An encyclopedia- and almanac-like website designed for children. Very easy to navigate with activities, games, and interesting articles on a variety of subjects in addition to basic encyclopedia entries.
A basic encyclopedia/almanac website. The adult version of FactMonster. Very useful when looking for general information.