Children of the Hemisphere throws a spotlight on our practice of using the name of the New World, America, to designate just the United States. Our country is only a part of America, stretching east to west across the northern landmass of America.
Author Suzanne Hicken shares opinions from ordinary people who live in different countries all over this hemisphere. Men and women from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America tell of the bond they feel for the name of their home. They also voice their feelings on the practice of using the word America to define only the United States.
Children of the Hemisphere takes us back through the history of the practice, how it started, and how it has mushroomed in this century, to the point of almost obscuring the name that has defined the lands of the Western Hemisphere for the last 500 years.