Cinco de Mayo: Yesterday and Today (Paperback)

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Cinco de Mayo commemorates the May 5, 1862 battle of Puebla, in which Mexican forces, including ordinary citizens, repelled invading French soldiers. It is a day celebrated by Mexicans and Mexican Americans as a cultural event of seminal significance. This basic introduction to Cinco de Mayo explains the history of the holiday and why it continues to resonate. Historical sources and gorgeous illustrations including hand-colored French and Mexican engravings along with full-color photographs of a contemporary celebration bring Cinco de May to life for young readers.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780888998774
ISBN-10: 0888998775
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication Date: March 17th, 2008
Pages: 32
Language: English