Fun Fast Fact: The red poinsettia originated in Mexico and is named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States ambassador to Mexico. Provide your students with a colorful introduction to Mexico. This leveled-reader presents an exciting overview of Mexico's people, land, weather, homes, cuisine, and lifestyles. Easy-to-follow text is coupled with large, vibrant, full-color photographs. Multiple maps and a black-and-white reproducible activity map support the learning experience.