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A refugee's journey from El Salvador

Author: Linda Barghoorn
Publisher: St. Catharines, Ontario ; New York : Crabtree Publishing Company, [2018]
Series: Leaving my homeland.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, Benito s mother decides that the family will leave the country. Benito s 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barghoorn, Linda.
Refugee's journey from El Salvador.
New York : Crabtree Publishing, [2018]
(DLC) 2017057139
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Barghoorn
ISBN: 9780778746850 0778746852 9780778746911 0778746917 9781427120694 1427120692
OCLC Number: 1007552860
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 32 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: 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!
Series Title: Leaving my homeland.
Responsibility: Linda Barghoorn.

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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, Benito s mother decides that the family will leave the country. Benito s 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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