A Refugee's Journey from El Salvador

A Refugee's Journey from El Salvador

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 of a child and his or her family, explaining facts about their homeland and its people along the way. A Refugee's Journey from El Salvador, Benito's childhood in El Salvador is disrupted by gang violence in his community. When the gangs try to recruit his siblings and threaten violence, Benito's mother decides the family will leave the country. Benito's new life in Mexico is different. He hopes one day they will return home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778746911
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/28/2018
Series: Leaving My Homeland Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,124,206
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 16.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Leaving El Salvador 4

My Homeland, El Salvador 6

Benito's Story: My Life in El Salvador 8

The Conflict in El Salvador 10

Benito's Story: The Gangs Move In 12

Why People Flee 14

Benito's Story: Decision Time 16

On the Run 18

Benito's Story: Running for Our Lives 20

Where Do Refugees Go? 22

Benito's Story: Starting Over 24

Challenges Refugees Face 26

You Can Help! 28

Glossary 30

Learning More 31

Index and About the Author 32

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