Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato. Hayward, California: Gracefully Global Group, LLC, 2011. 212pp. $25.00. ISBN 13: 978-0-9834760-0-9.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
by: Reviewed by Monica Chapa Domercq

Section: Adult Book Reviews

Reviewed by Monica Chapa Domercq, Principal Librarian,Oceanside Public Library, CA

Latinnovating (Lah-TEE-no-vay-ting). If the title doesn’t catch your attention, author Graciela Tiscareño-Sato’s inspiring stories will.  The ten Latinos she profiles are making a significant impact on the growing green economy through culturally inspired innovation and resourcefulness. From the artist who designs with recycled materials to the environmentally conscious venture capitalist, the subjects covered in the book span a wide range of green occupations. Tiscareño-Sato, a graduate of the University of California Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, is well versed in the topic which is evident in the book’s clear, thorough and approachable style.

Each chapter provides useful resource lists and primers designed to help students and entrepreneurs make informed decisions about the education and experience that may help them realize green opportunities.  Timely and relevant, Tiscareño-Sato’s book is a welcome addition to any library collection seeking to inspire Latinos of all ages to exciting career paths.

Highly recommended for public libraries

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