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Menchu, Rigoberta.
Toronto : Groundwood Books , Distributed in the USA by Publishers Group West, c2005.
IL 3-6, RL 4.5
ISBN 0888996667
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You may not have heard of Rigoberta Menchu Tum but for indigenous peoples throughout the world and especially those in Guatemala, she is a hero.  During her youth, Guatemala was enduring a war that would last thirty six years.  The people suffered through horrible conditions and many were killed.  Rigoberta was the daughter of an active member of the Union of Agricultural Workers and despite seeing several family members be persecuted and killed for their involved, Rigoberta continued to be involved.  But when her mother and brother were kidnapped and disappeared and her father was burned alive, she went into exile in Mexico.  She has worked for human rights in Guatemala ever since.  She actually won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 for her outstanding work.  These are Rigberta's stories of life in Guatemala before the troubled times.
SUBJECTS:     Menchu, Rigoberta.
                        Mayas -- Guatemala.
                        Maya authors -- Biography.

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