Journey of Dreams
Written by Marge Pellegrino
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Beautifully told, this is a heart rending story of one family’s fight for survival following the destruction of their home and everything they know by the Guatemalan army. Capturing the desperate fear that the army instil in the small mountain community, Tomasa tells how first her mother and brother flee into hiding in order to stay safe and then how the rest of the family set out on a long, long journey to find safety as refugees in the US. Tomasa’s story tells of kindness and sympathy as well as cruelty and provides an inspiring picture of courage.
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Journey of Dreams by Marge Pellegrino
This is the story of how one family survives the Guatemalan army's 'scorched earth' campaign in the 1980s and how, in the midst of tragedy, suspicion and fear, their resilient love and loyalty - and Papa's storytelling - keeps them going. On their harrowing journey as refugees to the United States, the dramatic ebb and flow of events are mirrored in the tapestries of one daughter's dreams.
's tale with tenderness and hope. This book would ignite a lively debate about human rights and the rights of indigenous and native populations displayed by outsiders. Use it as the basis for work around Citizenship or read it simply because it's a great book www.writeaway.org.uk'
About the Author
Interest Age: From 11
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Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
18th June 2009
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