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Book: A Family from Guatemala

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Glossy pictorial hardcover about San Antonio Palopo on Lake Atitlan
This hardcover book was published in 1998 in the Families around the World series. It was published by Raintree Publishing in Austin, Texas.

"From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-4. This attractive volume describes the daily life of one Guatemalan family of Mayan-Spanish descent. Written at a very basic level, the text begins with brief introductions to both the country and the family. Some of the realities of the Calabays' existence are depicted in a chart that includes the square footage of their home, work week, valued possessions, and income. This chart alone will be revelatory for many middle-class American children. The family lives in a mud-brick home without electricity, plumbing, or indoor-cooking facilities. The manner in which they cook, eat, weave, farm, and perform domestic chores is touched upon. One glaring omission is the absence of any mention of the political strife that has victimized so many Mayans. It seems a misleading oversimplification to inform youngsters only about this family's economic struggle while ignoring their political oppression. Vivid color photography on every page provides a colorful portrait of Guatemalan and Mayan traditions.

Author: Julia Waterlow

Number of pages: 32

Format: Glossy pictorial hardcover measuring 9 x 11 inches, NEW condition

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