Search Results: "Rigoberta Menchú"


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CROSSING BORDERS by Rigoberta Menchú
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Mench£ emerges here as precisely what she is, a hero. (maps, not seen)"
The author continues and deepens the testimony first presented in her 1980s autobiography, I, Rigoberta Mench£ (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE HONEY JAR by Rigoberta Menchú
by Rigoberta Menchú, Dante Liano, illustrated by Domi, translated by David Unger
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"This collection by a Nobel Peace Prize winner is a first-purchase addition to any library that includes African legends and myths, Native-American how and why stories and the literary tales of Rudyard Kipling. (Folktales. 8-10)"
Grandmother Moon, Grandfather Sun, Mother Earth and Father Sun all have a part to play in this collection of a dozen Mayan myths that reveal the nature of events, animals and even humans that inhabit the earth. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL FROM CHIMEL by Rigoberta Menchú
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Younger readers may find the tales, and some of the anecdotes, of interest, but adults will respond most strongly to these misty reminiscences—and to the poignant undertone added by Menchú's hints of ensuing troubled times. (Autobiography. 8-10)"
The Nobel Peace Prize-winner offers a set of disconnected episodes from an idyllic Guatemalan childhood, occasionally animated by poetic flights of language—"My grandfather walked and walked. Read full book review >

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RIGOBERTA MENCHU AND THE STORY OF ALL POOR GUATEMALANS by David Stoll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Stoll's book is not an attempt to debunk Rigoberta's story, but to serve as a warning that elevating one version of history to cult status inevitably silences a multitude of others."
An anthropologist's (Middlebury Coll.) critical reexamination of the phenomenon of Rigoberta Mench£, the Guatemalan peasant awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

For chapter-book readers, an accessible and informative illustrated biography of the winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize, tracing Mench£'s hard life from birth in a remote Mayan village in the mountains of Guatemala to the present. Read full book review >