CaminarBook - 2014
Carlos knows that when the soldiers arrive with warnings about the Communist rebels, it is time to be a man and defend the village, keep everyone safe. But Mama tells him not yet -- he's still her quiet moonfaced boy. The soldiers laugh at the villagers, and before they move on, a neighbor is found dangling from a tree, a sign on his neck: Communist. Mama tells Carlos to run and hide, then try to find her ... Numb and alone, he must join a band of guerillas as they trek to the top of the mountain where Carlos's abuela lives. Will he be in time, and brave enough, to warn them about the soldiers? What will he do then? A novel in verse inspired by actual events during Guatemala's civil war, Caminar is the moving story of a boy who loses nearly everything before discovering who he really is.-- Amazon.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: J/ FICTION BROWN SKILA
Characteristics: 193 pages ; 22 cm
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As devastating destruction ravages Guatemala in 1981, Carlos must travel alone through the jungle to an uncertain future.
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