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Ayrton Senna: As time goes by

Ayrton Senna: As Time Goes By
by Christopher Hilton

The Bandit King: Lampiao of Brazil

The Bandit King: Lampião Of Brazil
by Billy Jaynes Chandler
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Benedita Da Silva: An Afro-Brazilian Woman's Story of Politics and Love

Benedita Da Silva: An Afro-Brazilian
Woman's Story Of Politics And Love

by Benedita Da Silva

The Life and Death of Carolina Maria De Jesus (Dialogos (Albuquerque, New Mexico).)

The Life and Death of Carolina Maria De Jesus
by Robert M. Levine
& Jose Carlos Sebe Bom Meihy

In the dozen years Carolina Maria De Jesus (1914-1977) lived in a Sao Paulo, Brazil, shanty slum, she survived by rummaging for junk. She also kept a diary of her abject poverty. Black, illegitimate, and poor, she suddenly became at age forty-six Brazil's best-selling author when a book drawn from her diaries appeared in 1960. An English translation, "Child of the Dark," was published in 1962 and sold over 300,000 copies in the United States in a decade. "Newsweek" heralded her book as "a desperate, terrifying outcry from the slums of Sao Paulo. . . one of the most astonishing documents of the lower depts ever printed." Collaborating with a Brazilian colleague, Levine tells the story of Carolina's life, giving particular emphasis to the years following her publishing success, and engages in a provocative debate over what Carolina's life reveals about such issues as racism in Brazil, the rigidity of that country's class system, and the process of constructing an identity amid constant degradation and proverty. --book description

Curves of Time: Oscar Niemeyer Memoirs

Curves Of Time:
The Memoirs Of Oscar Niemeyer

by Oscar Niemeyer

Hamlet and the Baker's Son (Augusto Boal's Memoirs)

Hamlet And The Baker's Son:
My Life In  Theatre And Politics

by Augusto Boal

Heitor Villa-Lobos: A Life (1887-1959)

Heitor Villa-Lobos: A Life
by David P. Appleby
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Lula and the Workers' Party in Brazil

Lula and the Workers' Party in Brazil
by Sue Branford
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My Airships: The Story of My Life by Alberto Santos-Dumont

My Airships: The Story of My Life
by Alberto Santos-Dumont

Pele:  His Life and Times

Pele: His Life And Times
by Harry Harris

Pele: The King of Soccer (Social Studies Emergent Readers)

Pele: The King Of Soccer
by Susan Canizares

Pele, My Life and the Beautiful Game

Pele: My Life And The Beautiful Game
by Pele with Robert L. Fish

Wings of Madness: Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight

Wings Of Madness: Alberto Santos-Dumont
And The Invention Of Flight

by Paul Hoffman

Xuxa: The Mega-Marketing of Gender, Race, and Modernity

Xuxa: The Mega-Marketing Of
Gender, Race, And Modernity (hardcover)

by Amelia Simpson

Former Playboy centerfold and soft-porn movie actress Xuxa (SHOO-sha) emerged in the 1980s as Brazil's mass media megastar. Through her children's television show, which reaches millions of people in Latin America and the United States, this blond sex symbol has attained extraordinary cultural authority. Reaching far beyond younger audiences, Xuxa's show informs the culture at large about gender relations, racial democracy, and idealized beauty. Backed by Brazil's TV Globo, the fourth-largest commercial network in the world, Xuxa has built an empire. Amelia Simoson's colorful portrayal is the first book to explore how Xuxa's representation of femininity, her privileging of a white ideal of beauty, and her promotional approach to culture perpetuate inequality on an unprecedented scale. Simpson's thoughtful analysis exposes the complicity of a mass audience eager to celebrate Xuxa's deeply compromised representations of gender, race, and modernity. --book description

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