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by Marge Pellegrino

eBook Journey of Dreams epub
  • ISBN: 1845079647
  • Author: Marge Pellegrino
  • Genre: Children
  • Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books (May 13, 2014)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1357 kb
  • FB2 size 1910 kb
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Journey of Dreams Hardcover – August 1, 2009. by Marge Pellegrino (Author). There are many ways to integrate Pellegrino's book into our classroom curriculum.

Journey of Dreams Hardcover – August 1, 2009. Aside from the ways it could be used to teach writing, her content connects to multiple topics: the history of the Maya, the role of weaving in Mayan Culture, the Guatemalan Civil War, Día de los Muertos in Guatemala, the Sanctuary Movement, and Civil Rights activism.

Journey of Dreams Paperback – May 13, 2014. Marge Pellegrino jumped out of business and into the writing world in 1984. Passionate about sharing the power she’s found in words, she leads writers of all ages in workshops that make them think in new ways and discover their own voices. As a teaching artist, Pellegrino has been nominated for the Tucson Pima Arts Council’s Lumie Award 2008, Governor’s Award 2009, and named Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly, December, 2006.

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by. Pellegrino, Marjorie White. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Civil War (Guatemala : 1960-1996), Mayas, Refugees, Immigrants, Voyages and travels, Mayas, Refugees, Immigrants, Voyages and travels, Immigrants, Mayas, Refugees, Voyages and travels. London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Alethea Bowser on February 27, 2012. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

About Marge Pellegrino: Pellegrino has been active in the Sanctuary Movement for ten years, working to provide safe havens to refugees from around the . See if your friends have read any of Marge Pellegrino's books.

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For the peaceful highlanders of Guatemala, life has become a nightmare. Helicopters slash like machetes through the once-quiet air. Soldiers patrol the streets

For the peaceful highlanders of Guatemala, life has become a nightmare.

Pellegrino's great achievement resides in the authenticity of Tomasa's voice as a Mayan girl. This novel will captivate both Latin American survivors of civil war and their peers. glossary of Spanish and Quiché, map) (Historical fiction.

MARGE PELLEGRINO read Psychology at Marist College, New York. Her children's books include Too Nice, My Grandma's the Mayor and I Don't have an Uncle Phil Anymore. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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This is the story of how one family survives the Guatemalan army's "scorched earth" campaign in the 1980s and how, in the midst of tragedy, suspicion and fear, their resilient love and loyalty — and Papa's storytelling — keeps them going. On their harrowing journey as refugees to the United States, the dramatic ebb and flow of events are mirrored in the tapestries of one daughter's dreams.
Comments: (7)
Funny duck
Pellegrino illustrates an authentic story of a family during the armed conflict in Guatemala. Tomasa, a thirteen year old girl, flees with her two brothers and father from military destruction in the Guatemalan highlands in the 1980s. They travel through Guatemala to Mexico City and across the border into Arizona, where Tomasa's mother and oldest brother await them. Tomasa's journey gives you a taste of a Guatemalan highland culture through the folktales her father tells every night, the words used in Quiché (an American Indian language of the Mayan family), and Tomasa's weavings. This is a heart felt journey of a young girl trying to stay positive and optimistic for her younger brothers, while burying her own emotions after seeing her mountain village in flames.
Hiylchis
This book is written by a friend of mine. She brings the characters to life and when it was over I didn't want it to end. Easy to read the story flows right along and I hope she writes a sequel! A heartfelt story of a family's search for a better life!
Boraston
A wonderful book for preteens and teens about Guatemala and immigration to the U.S. I enjoyed reading it myself.
BoberMod
This is Tomasa's story and how she and what's left of her family must try to escape from the Guatemalan army. They must journey far, sometimes retracing their steps, when things go awry. They must hide who they are and be careful who they trust. Their father tells them stories to help them get to sleep after hard days of many miles. All they want is the quiet refuge of the United states and a reunion with the others of their family.

I really appreciated this book and am very glad I signed up to receive it. I wouldn't normally pick up a book like this because I can't really relate to it. Most of us have never had to endure genocide or border crossings, that fear mixed with the glint of hope. This was a beautiful story with rich storytelling and heartfelt moments. Everything seemed so real and the images were vivid in my mind, much like Tomasa's woven huipil blouses. I think this would be a great novel to read along with a Central American unit in school, or if you are interested in Guatemalan culture and their hardships. This is a great book about refugees and how much different people's lives are in other parts of the world. This is a novel of bravery and dreams and a passion for freedom that drives them through. If you get a chance definitely pick up this book. If you are a teacher this is a must read for you. Marge Pellegrino wove a beautiful story in this novel.

First Line:
"Thwap, thwap, thwap. The high green branches of the pine trees shiver in the wind from the dark green machine whirring above us."

Favorite Line:
"'Where did the green go?' Maria asks."
Centrizius
After spending the last month working on projects around the violence in Juárez and the disappearances and torture in Pinochet's Chile, I have to admit, I wasn't sure I was up for reading Journey of Dreams. While all the reviews were quite positive, every time I read the synopsis I'd start to feel the dread of one more incredibly depressing story that I was going to have to immerse myself in. I managed to talk myself out of starting it a number of times. Eventually I ran out of time, our book group meeting was just a few weeks away, and there was no more putting it off. Once I started it though, I loved it.
It is a beautiful book in so many different ways. I obviously had expectations based on the historical context of the book. While the story takes place during the violent period of the Guatemalan Civil War, it isn't a depressing story in the way one would expect. There are parts that are sad and difficult to read. These parts are even harder to come to terms with when you realize you're reading them through the eyes of a thirteen year-old girl. Pellegrino manages to deal with much of the violence implicitly, making the novel appropriate for a much broader age range. There is no explicitly gruesome violence. Tomasa talks about the smell of the burning villages or the sights of the mounds of what appear to be bodies in the village square, but the reality of the violence that these things speak to seems to hover just outside of the story. As an adult reader, I know the horror of what these things represent, but a younger reader more than likely would not. This means that a teacher could share the story of Tomasa and her family, without delving into the darker parts of this period in Guatemala if that wasn't appropriate for the grade level. For more background on both the Guatemalan historical context and the Sanctuary Movement, be sure to read the section "About the Story" at the end of the book.

It's a book that has the potential to open the eyes of our students to a world that they may not know. It puts a face and a story to the word "immigrant" that's been so hotly debated. For our students who know this story all too well because it echoes parts of their own, it's a way to see themselves reflected in our classrooms, to read about a protagonist who represents them. For these same students, it's a story of hope--an immigration story with a happy ending. Tomasa's voice is clear, strong, and endearing. Often we hear that we don't have enough books with strong female characters, but Pellegrino offers us one with 13 year-old Tomasa. But, it's not just Tomasa; all of the characters seem real and well-developed. I believe students will be able to identify with both Tomasa and her younger brother Manuel in significant ways.

There were many things that I loved about this book, but three things stand out that are present throughout the novel: the storytelling, the weaving, and Tomasa's dreams. The book opens with Tomasa's father telling one of their favorite stories. He does this every night before they go sleep. It becomes an important constant as the story unfolds. There are always multiple meanings or interpretations of the stories, and at times they foreshadow what is to come.Tomasa and her mother are both weavers. Tomasa seems to process many of the things she experiences through imagining how she would weave them. Once they flee, she no longer has the ability to actually weave, so instead she draws pictures in her head or in the dirt on the ground. As I read these parts, I was reminded of the other projects we've worked on this semester where art became not only a way to heal from these experiences, but also a form of documenting or story-telling, a way to make sure that others would know what had happened. Tomasa's images seem to do the same: "Even the smallest noise made with a stick in the dirt could alert a civilian patrol. Without my loom, or even the earth, I can only draw in my mind. . .The thought of a stick scratching these images in the earth helps me stop trembling" (p. 88). Tomasa's dreams are another constant and important part of the novel. Through her dreams we see what she worries about, and often, how she makes sense of their experiences through her father's stories. In all three of these things--the storytelling, weaving images, and dreams--Pellegrino uses incredibly lyrical and poetic writing. She paints pictures in the minds of the reader with beautiful figurative and sensory language. Many of these sections would be excellent examples to use as mentor texts to show students the power of descriptive writing.

There are many ways to integrate Pellegrino's book into our classroom curriculum. Aside from the ways it could be used to teach writing, her content connects to multiple topics: the history of the Maya, the role of weaving in Mayan Culture, the Guatemalan Civil War, Día de los Muertos in Guatemala, the Sanctuary Movement, and Civil Rights activism. I've included ideas for how to teach on these topics in our Educator's Guide.

It's a book that I think will be a very valuable addition to our classrooms. I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from the book: "In the morning, we start walking again, beginning the pattern of our day as Mama might begin a new line on the loom. Each footstep is like a string wrapped by a thread, marking another piece of our journey. Only God knows how large the fabric will grow or how long our lives will be. If my prayers are heard, we will be with Mama and Carlos before it is finished. I wish I knew what kind of images we will weave between now and then" (p. 123).

We have a free Educator's Guide for the book on our wordpress blog Vamos a Leer.
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