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This fifth book in Annick’s successful We Thought of It series describes the vibrant traditions and innovations that are the result of thousands of years of civilization in Latin America. Travel from the ancient hidden city of Machu Picchu high in the Andes, past Mayan ruins over 2,000 years old, to the bustling modern cities of São Paulo and Buenos Aires. Along the way, readers will learn about many of Latin America’s contributions to the world: rodeo, carnival, chocolate, coffee, piñata, tango, and salsa, to name only a few. Many of these have become part of the daily lives of people all around the world. Latin Americans Thought of It features a rich array of photos along with informative text divided into sections, including: Clothing Architecture Communication Arts and Crafts Everyday Inventions Sports. Kids with a Latin American heritage will look with pride at the numerous innovations that have come to us from that part of the world.
Eva Salinas is a journalist who has worked for The Times of London, the BBC, the Globe and Mail and the CBC, and is a former editor of the Santiago Times (Chile). Latin Americans Thought of It is her first book. She lives in Canada.