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I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala

by Rigoberta Menchú

This book recounts the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú , a young Guatemalan peasant woman. Her story reflects the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America today. Rigoberta suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her...

This book recounts the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú , a young Guatemalan peasant woman. Her story reflects the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America today. Rigoberta suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and turned to catechist work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment.

Suggested by Mr. Pena-Vargas (Teacher)

Paperback - 252 pages - in En-U - $20.00
ISBN: 0860917886 (ISBN13: 9780860917885)
Published Jul 17, 1985 by Verso
First published 1983

suggested by

Mr. Pena-Vargas (Teacher)

at Contreras Learning Center-Los Angeles School Of Global Studies, Los Angeles, CA

Here since Dec 12, 2017

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Canek is a native of Los Angeles California and was educated in LAUSD schools. He is a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School of Independent Studies with a major in Latin American Studies and Education. During his undergraduate studies, Canek traveled to Chiapas to study Tzotzil and assist in research at autonomous indigenous clinics. He later edited the book The Speed of Dreams , Selected Writings 2001-2007.

He spent two years as a youth organizer establishing a sweat equity program for youth on probation to earn community service hours by painting murals with community involvement.

Later, he received a masters and teaching credential from the UCLA Teacher Education Program. Canek served for two years on the Authentic Collaborative Education (ACE) committee for YouthBuild Charter School of California where he contributed to a manual to guide instruction for a network of alternative high schools throughout Southern California.

After teaching social studies for six years in charter schools throughout Los Angeles, he is happy to return to the Echo Park neighborhood to teach Political Studies at the Los Angeles School of Global Studies. He also likes biking, hiking and running with the Students Run LA team as they train for the LA Marathon.

why I suggested this book

Many of my students are Guatemalan immigrants and I am teaching a unit about the causes of immigration. This book would fit well into my unit and would likely...

Many of my students are Guatemalan immigrants and I am teaching a unit about the causes of immigration. This book would fit well into my unit and would likely be very relevant to the students.