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Brazilian Cultures in Perspective is an in-depth look at the different regional cultures of Brazil with an emphasis on current culture. The young reader is presented with an overview of a variety of regional cultures that developed historically and analyzes how the cultural history shapes the Brazilian regions current cultures. The book is written in a lively and interesting style and covers a variety of Brazilian regions including: northern Brazil, Amazon, Manaus, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo. The book presents languages, foods, music/dance, art/literature, religions, holidays, lifestyle, and most importantly contemporary culture in the country today. The book has been developed to address many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level thinking skills, and progressive learning strategies from informational texts for middle grade and junior high level students.