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Margarito's Forest / El Bosque de don Margarito
Andy Carter/Allison Havens

Margarito's Forest / El Bosque de don Margarito

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Margarito’s Forest, a bilingual book in Spanish and English, is based on the life of Don Margarito Esteban Álvarez Velázquez as told by his daughter, Doña Maria Guadalupe.

Early in the twentieth century, indigenous Maya left the highland plains because of deforestation and overcrowding and settled in Saq Ja, a small, remote village In the mountains of central Guatemala. Don Margarito and his friends planted and tended the forest that remains the heart of their village. This is the story of the Mayan reverence for the earth, passed from one generation to the next. As the deforesting effects of climate change become clear, the ways of the Maya offer timely wisdom for a planet in peril.

Un libro bilingüe basado en la vida de don Margarito contado por su hija doña María Guadalupe. Es una historia de la cultura y sabiduría Maya que pasó de una generación a otra. Mientras que los efectos devastadores del cambio climático son mas evidentes, la vida de don Margarito y las tradiciones Mayas ofrecen a tiempo, sabiduría a un planeta en peligro.

Recommended by School Library Journal. / Recommended by

Named a Commended Title by CLASP (Consortium for Latin American Studies Programs) and a Best Book of 2017 by the Bank Street School of Education

Hard Ball Press (2016) Paperback ISBN 9798985097979

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