As a young man, he wrote numerous erotic poems, many of them sexually explicit, but he also wrote on the themes of music and colour, and Andalucia where he was born. In 1914, Jiménez published Platero y yo, a prose story about a writer and his donkey. His work is popular and influential in Latin America, and the translations have also brought him some popularity in the USA.
The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act removed the national origin quotas that had been in place since 1921. These were introduced to restrict immigrants from certain countries, with the aim of maintaining the existing ethnic composition of the United States.
Initially, Asian immigrants were subject to prejudice and racism in America, but Chinese Americans now make up the largest percentage of Asian Americans and have successfully integrated into American society.
Charm bracelets were fashionable in the 50s, 60s and 70s, when charms were often collected as a memory of a place or to mark certain events in the wearer's life. Since around 2000, there has been a significant resurgence in their popularity, especially in vintage styles.
To Kill a Mockingbird is the only novel of American writer Harper Lee. Published in 1960, it is set in 1930s Alabama and offers a child's view of the race and class issues that blighted that society.
Raggedy Ann is a character created by American writer Johnny Gruelle. She appeared as a doll in 1915, then in the Raggedy Ann Stories book in 1918, and a sequel entitled Raggedy Andy Stories introduces her brother, Raggedy Andy, in 1920.