Informational (nonfiction), 1,440 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 1040L
Hispanic Americans are the fastest-growing population in the United States. Of the 317 million people living in the United States, nearly 17 percent are Hispanic American. With rich cultures, history, and talent, Hispanic Americans have contributed greatly to making the United States a diverse and unique country. Famous Hispanic Americans: A Proud Heritage introduces readers to ten famous Hispanic Americans who have made a significant impact in the United States in the fields of art, science, sports, entertainment, and government.
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