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Latino U.S.A. : a cartoon history
Stavans, Ilan.
Adult Nonfiction E184.S75 S753 2000

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Noted critic Stavans (The One Handed Pianist and Other Stories) and Chicano artist Alcaraz offer a breezy, quick-paced romp through Latin American history, beginning in 1492 and running through the present day. History lessons presented in a lecture style are often refuted by the satirical asides of minor characters, implying the writer's perspective while failing to offer hard facts. One of the characters is a talking skeleton, but what it represents isn't clear. The illustrations are black-and-white in a brush style, and the whole product has a hurried quality. Readers will get a feel for Latin American history as one of oppression by the dominant majority, but readers lacking prior knowledge or a similar perspective will find Stavans's argument clichd and simplistic.DStephen Weiner, Maynard P.L., MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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