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A refugee's journey from El Salvador
A refugee's journey from El Salvador
Barghoorn, Linda2018
Benito's childhood in El Salvador is disrupted when gang violence comes to his community. When gang members begin to recruit his siblings and target the family with violence, Benitos mother decides that the family will leave the country. Benitos new life in Mexico is different. He and his family hope to one day return home. Interspersed with facts about El Salvador and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the conflict there and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.
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New York : Crabtree Publishing Company, 2018
32 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 26 cm.
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Includes index and glossary.Includes bibliographical references (page 31).
Leaving El Salvador -- My homeland, El Salvador -- Benito's story: my life in El Salvador -- The conflict in El Salvador -- Benito's story: the gangs move in -- Why people flee -- Benito's story: terror and death -- On the run -- Benito's story: running for our lives -- Dangers refugees face -- Benito's story: starting over -- Challenges refugees face -- You can help!
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryJunior People and PlacesJ 362 BARAvailable