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The Girl from Chimel

The Girl from Chimel An American Library Association Notable Books List selectionNobel Peace Prize winner and noted Maya activist Rigoberta Menchu Tum brings the world of her childhood vividly alive in The Girl from Chime

  • Title: The Girl from Chimel
  • Author: Rigoberta Menchú Domi David Unger Dante Liano
  • ISBN: 9780888996664
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An American Library Association Notable Books List selectionNobel Peace Prize winner and noted Maya activist Rigoberta Menchu Tum brings the world of her childhood vividly alive in The Girl from Chimel.Before the thirty six year war in Guatemala, despite the hardships the Maya people had endured since the time of the Conquest, life in their highland villages had a beauty aAn American Library Association Notable Books List selectionNobel Peace Prize winner and noted Maya activist Rigoberta Menchu Tum brings the world of her childhood vividly alive in The Girl from Chimel.Before the thirty six year war in Guatemala, despite the hardships the Maya people had endured since the time of the Conquest, life in their highland villages had a beauty and integrity that were changed forever by the conflict and brutal genocide that were to come Menchu s stories of her grandparents and parents, of the natural world that surrounded her as a young girl, and her retelling of the stories that she was told present a rich, humorous and engaging picture of that lost world.Marvelous illustrations by Domi draw on the Maya landscape and the rich visual vocabulary that can be found in the weavings and crafts for which the Maya are world renowned.

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    1. Rigoberta Menchú Domi David Unger Dante Liano

      Rigoberta Mench Tum Spanish pronunciation ri o erta men t u , born 9 January 1959 is an indigenous Guatemalan woman, of the K iche ethnic group Mench has dedicated her life to publicizing the plight of Guatemala s indigenous peoples during and after the Guatemalan Civil War 1960 1996 , and to promoting indigenous rights in the country She received the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize and Prince of Asturias Award in 1998 She is the subject of the testimonial biography I, Rigoberta Mench 1983 and the author of the autobiographical work, Crossing Borders.Mench is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador She has also become a figure in indigenous political parties and ran for President of Guatemala in 2007 and 2011 from

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    1. Each time I read Menchu's moving memoir, I find new wonders! Such an evocation of the world of her indigenous culture and the richness we have lost in the oppression and degradation of First Peoples we are erasing everywhere as we merrily colonize the planet - this is always a poignant paen as well to the value and importance of storytelling and storytellersJan/15Just finished teaching this book with Baba Diakite's Gift from Childhood - love both Menchu's lyrical evocation of her childhood and t [...]


    2. Even though this looks like a "children's book," The Girl From Chimel" should be read by anyone who wants to appreciate and learn about Indigenous peoples. The memoir is particularly poignant in light of the subsequent torture and murder of the people you meet in the stories - and the role the United States and the CIA played in the overthrow of Arbenz and the destabilization of Guatemala should certainly be taught. As another reader pointed out, what destroyed Chimel and other villages is colon [...]


    3. The Girl from Chimel is a lexile level 860 which translates to a reading level of S. In my 5th grade classroom the target reading level is T, U and V at the end of the year.My students could read this book in groups and then meet with me after each chapter to discuss the jist and check for understanding. This book lends itself well to discussions about human rights and they are often violated in other countries and we are fortunate to live in the country that we do. This book is a memoir so it i [...]


    4. Toredad lood kaugest Guatemalast nii lastele kui ka täiskasvanutele, ja millised vapustavad illustratsioonid! Mulle meeldis eriti mee kinkimise koht (lk. 48), kus on kirjas, et "mee kinkimine on nagu lillede kinkimine. See on nii, nagu öelda kellelegi midagi ilusat, mõni hea sõna või kiitus. Sellest lähevad kõrvad magusaks. // Me kõik igatseme mett."


    5. Testimonio literature for children of the highest caliber. Rigoberta Menchu' tells the story of her family and village with dignity and love but no sappiness or embellishments. There is no idyllic past to glorify, but there are gems of events that serve as hooks for deeper truth. A perfect blend of testimonio and myth.





    6. What a DELIGHTFUL book!--not only the stories, but also the illustrations. I checked this book out from the library but I may want to get my own copy--maybe in Spanish.



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