Brief biographies of 14 successful Hispanic-Americans, ranging from entertainers (Gloria Estefan, Andy Garcia) to businesspeople (Caroline Herrera), political figures (Antonia Novello), and others. Morey and Dunn (Famous Asian Americans, 1992, etc.) are more than admiring; each biography reads like a glorified râ€šsumâ€š, listing one achievement or honor after another. Readers will not get to know any of the featured people as individuals, since their stories seem to boil down to one plot: After accomplishing great things through determination and hard work, each one gave back to the community, each is a paragon of virtue and grit, and each has advice on the value of education. Barbara Marvis's Famous People of Hispanic Heritage, Volume I (p. 1497) suffers from similar problems but still provides a more balanced view; this one covers more people.