Join a young boy and his father on a daring journey from Mexico to Texas to find a new life.
A refugee from El Salvador’s war in the eighties, Argueta was born to explain the tragic choice confronting young Central Americans today who are saying goodbye to everything they know because they fear for their lives.
The first edition in Spanish of the noted Swedish author’s novel on the life of a street youth of Tegucigalpa, based on the history of an actual Honduran “callejero” that Zak befriended.
Sisters Madeline and Ruby travel to a Central American jungle to help find their missing father, a renowned bird watcher, only to discover a nefarious plot that puts their lives in danger.
Bria, an aspiring artist just graduated from high school, takes off for Central America’s La Ruta Maya, rediscovering her talents and finding love.
Desperate to uncover the secret of his mother’s death, fifteen-year-old Max Gordon, pursued by enemies, travels from the bleakness of Dartmoor to the rainforest of Central America, where the environmental devastation hides a sinister secret.
A young chief who had been protected by a hummingbird is killed by his jealous uncle and then transformed into a quetzal, symbol of freedom.
Color reproductions of twelve masterpieces are accompanied by questions that encourage young readers to learn through visual exploration and interaction. Works from artists such as Diego Rivera (Mexico), Fernando Botero (Columbia), and Ramon Frade (Puerto Rico) are included. Background information ont he artist, the period, the medium, the technique, and the subject of the painting provide context for the art experience.
A twelve-year-old boy learns about death and the conflicts that grip his Central American country when he’s pressed into military service and trained as a soldier.
Explores the advanced civilization and unsolved mysteries of the Maya who reigned for over 2000 years and then disappeared.