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American Son My Story

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ISBN-10: 0061573124

ISBN-13: 9780061573125

Edition: 2009

Authors: Oscar De La Hoya, Steve Springer, La H. De

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Born into a boxing family, the son of Mexican-born parents, Oscar "the Golden Boy" De La Hoya has lived the American Dream-achieving unparalleled success in everything from athletics to business, from the recording industry to numerous charitable ventures. The winner of six world titles and an Olympic gold medal, he has defeated more than a dozen world champions and has left a positive mark on the sport of boxing, inspiring many who had all but given up hope.American Son is his story-a quintessentially American story-a frank, touching, and revealing memoir from one of the most celebrated fighters in the history of boxing. It is the thrilling tale of an immigrant's son-the chronicle of an…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Oscar De La Hoya is an Olympic gold medalist and nine-time world boxing champion. He is an accomplished businessman and philanthropist. He helped establish the Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School in East Los Angeles, the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center and the Oscar De La Hoya Children's Center at White Memorial Hospital, and numerous other youth programs. His vision is to educate, support, and empower Latinos in the United States. Visit him at www.goldenboypromotions.com .nbsp;nbsp;

Kimberly Persiani-Becker, Ed.D., is a tenured professor of Curriculum and Instruction at California State University, Los Angeles, teaching courses in classroom design and management, classroom discipline, English language acquisition and multicultural children's literature. She presents at local and international conferences for bilingual education, children's literature, gender equity and moral and character education.Steve Springeris a fulltime classroom teacher with a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University, with a special focus on the arts throughout the subject areas and the incorporation of technology into the curriculum. He also presents at bilingual…