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In this book, you will meet the Mendez family, Maya Indians who made a dangerous escape to flee the civil war in their native Guatemala.

Describes a Guatemalan family's struggle to emigrate from their country to the United States and the adjustments they have made.

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Overview

In this book, you will meet the Mendez family, Maya Indians who made a dangerous escape to flee the civil war in their native Guatemala.

Describes a Guatemalan family's struggle to emigrate from their country to the United States and the adjustments they have made.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leslie Verzi Julian
This book is part of a unique and striking series called "Journey between Two Worlds" in which various authors look at the lives of refugee families in order for us to gain a better understanding of their daily struggles and joys. Karin and her family were forced to flee Guatamala when government guerillas came for her father. In Florida, she is an excellent student and enjoys many American ways while celebrating her culture and love of her family daily. The series' power can be attributed to the meshing of the factual history of the country with the sensitive story of a family. A Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7Two books that offer readers a window into the experiences of families who have made their way from their homelands to settle in the U.S. Each title begins with a general description of the history and culture of the people in their native land, followed by an exploration of some of the reasons that the particular family had for leaving. Full-color photographs appear throughout. The Mien family, the Saechaos, were refugees from Laos. The parents, Farm On and Ta Jow, met in a refugee camp in Thailand, and the story of their eventual settlement in Portland, OR, makes for interesting reading. The culture shock they experienced and the tensions between the parents and their Americanized children are described. The Mendez family are Mayan Indian descendants who escaped political turmoil in Guatemala, and lived here for many years as illegal aliens. In this case, it was the grandparents who were the immigrants more than 15 years ago. This family is concerned with making sure that the children, born in the United States, learn about and value their cultural heritage. Both of these books follow the same general format, with maps clearly indicating the journey undertaken by the refugees and the narrative interweaving scenes from the past and present. The texts are clearly written in serviceable, if unexciting, language. They are not essential purchases, but would be useful in supporting curriculum on contemporary immigration. Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822534006
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Series: Journey between Two Worlds Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.83 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Malone
One of the most beloved novelists of the New South, Michael Malone has been called “America’s Dickens” for his vivid characters and strong comic comentaries evident in novels like Handling Sin and Foolscap.

Biography

Michael Malone is a novelist as well as the author of short stories, works of nonfiction, several plays, and daytime television drama. He was born in the Piedmont region of North Carolina and his distinctive Southern voice permeates his books, which he describes as "centered in the comedy of the shared communion among very diverse groups of people who are bound together by place and the past."

Michael's writing has been compared to Miguel De Cervantes, Charles Dickens and Henry Fielding. He is the recipient of The O. Henry Award for "Fast Love," the Edgar for "Red Clay" and an Emmy as head writer of ABC-TV's One Life to Live.

Michael lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina with his wife, Maureen, whom he met while they were working toward their doctoral degrees at Harvard University.

Author biography courtesy of Sourcebooks, Inc.

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    1. Hometown:
      Hillsborough, North Carolina
    1. Education:
      B.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D. in English, Harvard University

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2006

    My Family

    This is such a great book that talks a little about my Family, this is just a part of which our family struggle to survive the civil war. This book is going to give you an overview of what other families have gone through and their stories remain untold.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2001

    My OWN experiences in Guatemala

    I am 15 years old now and I loved reading this book because it relates a lot to the same experiences I had in Guatemala. It made me think of everything I did and saw over there. I was born in the US, but my mother was born in Guatemala. And every since the first time I went there at the age of 3 I have loved and enjoyed going to Guatemala. I also played soccer, and seeing those boys in this book playing also brought back memories to me of when I played soccer with my friends in Guatemala. Some of the pictures in this book I have seen when I have gone to Guatemala. I really recommend this book to everyonr who is interesting to learn more about Guatemala and its people.

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