The Girl from Chimel
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, Aug 8, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 54 pages
Nobel Peace Prize winner and Mayan activist Rigoberta Menchz brings the world of her earliest childhood vividly to life in this colorful book. Before the war in Guatemala and despite the hardships that the Mayan people endured, life in the Mayan villages of the highlands had a beauty and integrity. This was forever changed by the conflict and brutal genocide that was to come. Menchz's stories of her grandparents and parents, of the natural world that surrounded her, and her retelling of the stories that she was told present a rich, humorous, and engaging portrait of that lost world. Domi draws on the Mayan landscape and rich craftwork to create the stunning illustrations that complement this engaging story.
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Review: The Girl from ChimelUser Review - Barbara Lovejoy - Goodreads
What a DELIGHTFUL book!--not only the stories, but also the illustrations. I checked this book out from the library but I may want to get my own copy--maybe in Spanish. Read full review
Review: The Girl from ChimelUser Review - Ellie - Goodreads
Testimonio literature for children of the highest caliber. Rigoberta Menchu' tells the story of her family and village with dignity and love but no sappiness or embellishments. There is no idyllic ... Read full review