Thursday, October 8, 2009

Latino in America Book Available

The accompanying book to the CNN series, Latino in America, is now available. The paperback is written by Soledad O'Brien and Rose Marie Arce.

The book ties into what is probably one of the most heavily anticipated CNN documentaries ever.

Soledad O’Brien brings readers closer to today’s Latino experience as well as her own journey. The Latino in America delivers more personal and revealing accounts than the documentary and will contain never-before-seen interviews, photos, and exclusive insights from O’Brien’s travels across the U.S.


Latino In America, the CNN documentary hosted by CNN special correspondent and Black In America host Soledad O’Brien, focuses on the growing U.S. Hispanic population and the pertinent issues that face that community.

The series is in two parts: part one explores the lives of people across the country who share the surname “Garcia,” the eighth most popular family name in America. The second part focuses on how four different communities are meeting the challenges of disparities, immigration and discrimination in terms of language, education, citizenship, and cultural identity.

Along with many ordinary citizens, some celebrities, such as Edward James Olmos, Eva Longoria Parker, Jesse Garcia and Lupe Ontiveros, are also featured in the documentary.

The documentary debuts October 21 and 22 at 9 PM ET.

CNN also plans to create a Spanish-language version of Latino In America.


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