The 16th century Spanish explorer traveled the American Southwest looking for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold. He and his men were the first Europeans to see the Grand Canyon.

  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane
  • Series: Latinos in U.S. History
  • Year Published: 2002
  • Age Level: 8-13
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Enticing book, chronicling the conquistador’s search for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold, which he never found, and other explorations as well as accusations leveled against him for crimes against native peoples….Well written and brings children right into the middle of history. (ALA Booklist)

Highly recommended. (Library Media Connection)

Highly readable…a welcome addition ton expanding cultural history collections. (Voya)

Excellent series addition is recommended pick for grades 5-6. Provides not only a biography of Coronado in just under 50 pages but also insights into how his Hispanic background contributed to his life. (Children’s Bookwatch)