Encounter

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 30 pages
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When Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in 1492, what he discovered were the Taino Indians. Told from a young Taino boy’s point of view, this is a story of how the boy tried to warn his people against welcoming the strangers, who seemed more interested in golden ornaments than friendship. Years later the boy, now an old man, looks back at the destruction of his people and their culture by the colonizers.
 

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A poignant account of Columbus's landfall in the Americas, from a Taino boy's point of view. After a terrible prophetic dream, the lad begs his elders not to welcome the strangers, but they disregard ... Read full review

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As a project in school we have read the encounter to understand the two different persepectives this book deals with. The taino people and the spanish which in this case is Christopher Columbus.
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taino boy thinks that Columbus is trying to take something away from the tribe and not to just trade but to take something else. Well if you wanna know more you better read the book, I truly understood the book since it had a first nations persepective and a spanish persepective so to understand this book you would have to understand two different point of views.
Which is nice to think about when reading and this book has very nice visuals to look at while reading to analyze the relationship between the taino people and the spanish.
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Jane Yolen is a highly acclaimed author who has written hundreds of books for children and adults and has won numerous awards. She and her husband divide their time between Massachussetts and Scotland. Visit her at janeyolen.com and on Twitter at @JaneYolen. DAVID SHANNON is the illustrator of many popular picture books, including How I Became a Pirate. His numerous awards include a Caldecott Honor for No, David! He lives in Burbank, California.

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