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Made in Mexico
High in the mountains of Mexico is the village of Paracho. In Paracho, guitars are everywhere. They're made in factories at the edge of town and in workshops on the side streets. They hang in the stores that line the main road, and they're played in the street, in restaurants, in the concert hall, at the yearly festival, and in the village school. Join brother-and-sister t ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Made in Mexico is a story about the best guitars that are made in Paracho, Mexico. These guitars made are just as good as those made in any other country, that may be much more expensive. The Zona Rosa is another place where not only can you hear guitars playing but also jazz. Musicians cram the concert halls to play their guitars.Only once a year guitarist from all around the globe cone to Paracho to play at the guitar festival. But everything is not always good in Mexico, for the Norteamerican ...more
Made in Mexico is a nonfiction book that says that people think the only music in Mexico is mariachis. This book goes beyond the Mexican music and explores the Mexican culture. In my class, I would use this book for two reasons. The first to teach about a new culture and its language. There are Spanish phrases throughout the book. I would practice saying the phrases for my class which requires student's listening skills. After the students have practiced hearing the phrases, they will repeat the ...more
Peter Laufer, Ph.D., is the author of more than a dozen books that deal with social and political issues, including "Mission Rejected: U.S. Soldiers Who Say No to Iraq," "Wetback Nation: The Case for Opening the Mexican-American Border," and "Iron Curtain Rising: A Personal Journey through the Changing Landscape of Eastern Eurpoe." He is the coanchor of "The Peter Laufer Show" on radio station Gre ...moreMore about Peter Laufer...