A Refugee's Journey From Colombia

A Refugee's Journey From Colombia

by Linda Barghoorn


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Imagine having to leave your homeland because you are not safe. You must leave most of your friends, family, and belongings behind. Leaving My Homeland helps explain why some people must flee their country, and the challenges they face as refugees. Inspired by the accounts of many refugees, each book follows a story about a child and his or her family, explaining facts about their homeland and its people along the way. A Refugee's Journey from Colombia Andres dreams about living in peace in his homeland of Colombia, where fighting has been going on for more than 50 years. When rebel groups threaten his family, they flee their home to find safety in Ecuador. Now that peace has been declared, will it be safe to return home?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778736783
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Series: Leaving My Homeland Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 12.00(w) x 14.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Leaving Colombia 4

My Homeland, Colombia 6

Andres's Story: Life in Colombia 8

War in Colombia 10

Andres's Story: Living with Conflict 12

Child Soldiers 14

Andres's Story: Escaping to Bogota 16

What Paths Do Refugees Take? 18

Andres's Story: Flight to Ecuador 20

Challenges Refugees Face 22

Andres's Story: Struggles in Ibarra 24

Hope for the Future? 26

You Can Help! 28

Glossary 30

Learning More 31

Index and About the Author 32

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