The Girl from Chimel

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Dante Liano,David Unger,Domi

Publisher: Groundwood Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 54

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The Nobel Peace Prize winner details her Guatemalan childhood, recounting stories of her grandparents and parents, and her close association with the natural world that surrounded her highland village.

The Girl from Chimel

Tales from a Mayan Village

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Dante Liano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Indians of Central America

Page: 90

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This collection of tales remembers the Mayan civilization before it was shattered by the horrors of war. It tells the story of a little girl named Li M'in, who lived in a village named Chimel in the Mayan heartland of Guatemala.

The Honey Jar

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Dante Liano,David Unger,Domi

Publisher: Groundwood Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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The Nobel Peace Prize-winner recounts some of the Maya legends she learned from her grandparents as a child in Guatemala.

Rigoberta Menchu

Defending Human Rights in Guatemala

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Author: Michael Silverstone

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558611993

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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A new multicultural biography series for young readers that focuses on major achievements by women from around the world.

Crossing Borders

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

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Details the life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, her flight from Guatemala to Mexico in 1981, and her resolve to dedicate her life to Indian causes

The Secret Legacy

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Author: Rigoberta Menchœ

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 0888998961

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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After her dying grandfather leaves his cornfields to her, seven-year-old Ixkem meets a group of tiny people in his fields with a secret that may help both of them, but she must share folktales about her culture in order to receive it.

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

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Author: Mark Pett,Gary Rubinstein

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402255446

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Beatrice is so well-known for never making a mistake that she is greeted each morning by fans and reporters, but a near-error on the day of the school talent show could change everything.

Silver People

Voices from the Panama Canal

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Author: Margarita Engle

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544109414

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 260

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Fourteen-year-old Mateo and other Caribbean islanders face discrimination, segregation, and harsh working conditions when American recruiters lure them to the Panamanian rain forest in 1906 to build the great canal.

I Want to Live

The Diary of a Young Girl in Stalin's Russia

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Author: Nina Lugovskai︠a︡

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618605750

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 280

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"... offers rare insight into the life of a teenage girl in Stalin's Russia, where fear of arrest was a fact of daily life."--Inside flap of dust jacket.

I, Rigoberta Menchu

An Indian Woman in Guatemala

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Author: Rigoberta Menchu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780606394017

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Mangrove Tree

Planting Trees to Feed Families

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Author: Cindy Trumbore

Publisher: Lee & Low Books

ISBN: 9781600604591

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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"A cumulative verse, alternating with additional narrative, describes the ecological and social transformation resulting from the work of Dr. Gordon Sato, a Japanese American cell biologist who made saltwater and desert land productive through the planting of mangrove trees in the tiny African country of Eritrea. Includes afterword, photographs, glossary, and author's sources"--Provided by publisher.

WATER WALKER

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781772600384

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

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Pocket Posh Logic 2

100 Puzzles

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Author: The Puzzle Society

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740793616

Category: Games

Page: 144

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This collection features 100 logical story puzzles.

I, Rigoberta Menchu

An Indian Woman in Guatemala

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Author: Rigoberta Menchu

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844674711

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and turned to catechistic work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment. Menchú vividly conveys the traditional beliefs of her community and her personal response to feminist and socialist ideas. Above all, these pages are illuminated by the enduring courage and passionate sense of justice of an extraordinary woman.

Pompeii AD 79

A City Buried by a Volcanic Eruption

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Author: Vic Parker

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 9781410922762

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

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Describes the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., detailing the sequence of events that occurred over the two days following the eruption, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of the residents of Pompeii and the town's disappearance from history until its rediscovery in the eighteenth century.

Red Midnight

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Author: Ben Mikaelsen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062009654

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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When guerrilla soldiers strike Santiago's village, they destroy everything in their path -- including his home and family. Santiago and his four-year-old sister escape, running for their lives. But the only way they can be truly safe is to leave Guatemala behind forever. So Santiago and Angelina set sail in a sea kayak their Uncle Ramos built while dreaming of his own escape. Sailing through narrow channels guarded by soldiers, shark-infested waters, and days of painful heat and raging storms, Santiago and Angelina face an almost impossible voyage hundreds of miles across the open ocean, heading for the hope of a new life in the United States.

The Night the Moon Fell

A Maya Myth

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 0888999380

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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When a gust from her grandfather's blowgun causes Luna to tumble from the sky and fall into the ocean, the little fishes help her rise once again, in an updated retelling of a traditional Mopan Maya myth from Belize. Reprint.

A Boy Named Beckoning

The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero

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Author: Gina Capaldi

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books

ISBN: 1467737550

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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This story reveals the remarkable life of a Native American boy named Wassaja, or "Beckoning," who was kidnapped from his Yavapai tribe and sold as a slave. Adopted by an Italian photographer in 1871 and renamed Carlos Montezuma, the young boy traveled throughout the Old West, bearing witness to the prejudice against and poor treatment of Native Americans. Carlos eventually became a doctor and leader for his people, calling out for their rights. Gina Capaldi's exquisite paintings bring to life excerpts from Dr. Carlos Montezuma's own letters describing his childhood experiences. The culminating portrait provides an inventive look back into history through the eyes of a Native American hero.

The Race of Toad and Deer

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Author: Pat Mora

Publisher: Groundwood Books

ISBN: 9780888994349

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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With the help of his friends, Tio Sapo, the toad, defeats the overconfident Tio Venado, the deer, in a race.

Tamalitos

Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem

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Author: Jorge Argueta

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 1554983010

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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In this bilingual cooking poem for young children, Jorge Argueta encourages more creativity and fun in the kitchen as he describes how to make tamalitos from corn masa and cheese, wrapped in cornhusks. The book opens with an homage to corn — white, yellow, blue, purple, red and black. In Maya mythology the first men and women are even said to be made of corn. It has been an important food for people in Central America for centuries, and one of the most delicious things you can make using corn masa and husks are tamalitos, or little tamales. In simple poetic language, Argueta shows young cooks how to mix and knead the dough before dropping a spoonful into a cornhusk, wrapping it up and then steaming the little package. He once again makes cooking a full sensory experience, including beating on a pot like a drum, dancing the corn dance, delighting in the smell of corn masa … And at the end, he suggests inviting the whole family to come and enjoy the delicious tamalitos “made of corn with love.” Domi’s vivid paintings, featuring a sister and her little brother making tamalitos together, are a perfect accompaniment to the colorful text.