Teen Life In Latin America And The Caribbean by Kristen Sternberg

Teen Life In Latin America And The Caribbean

byKristen Sternberg

Hardcover | April 30, 2004

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Teens in Latin America and the Caribbean generally face a difficult path to adulthood. Poverty and unemployment, violence, political instability, and emigration are frequently the norm in their native countries. Those from poorer families must often work as well as attend school, and opportunities for higher education and good jobs are limited. Wealthier teens, on the other hand, are sheltered from harshness and enjoy private schools, vacations abroad, and access to American consumer products. Yet family is important no matter what the class, and most of these teens share a love of parties, music, and current fashions. Latin America and the Caribbean are important regions to the United States, since large numbers of Americans can trace their roots there. Teen Life in Latin America and the Caribbean allows U.S. teens to understand the unique challenges and opportunities of teens in 15 Latin American or Caribbean countries. Photos complement the text.

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Title:Teen Life In Latin America And The CaribbeanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.5 × 6.12 × 1.21 inPublished:April 30, 2004Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313319324

ISBN - 13:9780313319327

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?Teenage readers are the intended audience, but the books are useful for anyone making cultural comparisons.... The contrasts with their own lives will provide many young readers with an eye-opening experience and perhaps promote better understanding of other cultures. This series is recommended for both high school and college collections.??Lawrence Looks at Books