A Refugee's Journey From Guatemala

A Refugee's Journey From Guatemala

by Heather Hudak


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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 Guatemala Martinez's life in Guatemala is turned upside down when gangs harm and threaten the people in his neighborhood. He and his family are smuggled to a refugee camp in Mexico. There, they live alongside thousands of families who hope to escape the violence and find safety.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778736790
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Series: Leaving My Homeland Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 814,765
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Leaving Guatemala 4

My Homeland, Guatemala 6

Martinez's Story: My Life Before the Gangs 8

The Conflict in Guatemala 10

Martinez's Story: My Life Is Changed Forever 12

Nations Unite to Send Help 14

Martinez's Story: Fleeing Quetzaltenango 16

What Paths Do Refugees Take? 18

Martinez's Story: My Life in Tapachula 20

Some Countries Welcome Refugees 22

Martinez's Story: My New Home in Mexico 24

Challenges Refugees Face 26

You Can Help! 28

Glossary 30

Learning More 31

Index and About the Author 32

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