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Elisa Amado ☆ 6 characters

free read Manuelito 106 ë The powerful story of a child refugee seeking asylum in America Thirteen year old Manuelito is a gentle boy who lives with his family in a tiny village in the Guatemalan countryside But life is far from idyllic PACs armed civil patrol are a constant presence in the streets and terrifying memories of the country's war linger in the villagers'The desperate decision to send him to live with his aunt in America With just a bus ticket and a small amount of cash in hand Manuelito begins his hazardous journey to Mexico then the US in search of asylum But in the end dangers such as the crooked coyote or human smuggler his parents have entrusted their son's life to may be nothing compared to the risks Manuelito faces when he finally reaches America Manuelito's titular character is just one of the staggering one hundred thousand children from the Northern Triangle of Central Am. This graphic novel is about a boy and a friend whose family pay a bad coyote to help them get to Guatemalan to the United States His Country is not safe for young boys who are often led into gangs or killed This story describes their journey to America and even what happens when they get there I really enjoy reading and learning about what going on in our border towns and immigration I felt like this story lacked some details or description in the writing to get me feeling just a little emotional or feelings on what is going on Yes it is really sad I see it on the news read it on the internet I wanted to feel it in this story I thought the pictures were beautiful but wish they would has been in color to see detailReceived a review copy from Annick Press and Netgalley All thoughts are my own

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Erica Guatemala El Salvador and Honduras who have made this perilous journey to escape their war torn countries Many are now detained in Mexico separated from their parents and without access to lawyers facing the unthinkable prospect of being sent back to the homes and danger they risked so much to escape Drawing on years of experience working with child refugees like Manuelito Elisa Amado's powerful story illustrated with striking poignancy by Abraham Urias brings to light the dire circumstances of so many children so close to hom. The drawings are artistic but I’m not sure they are clear enough to be compelling I wish we had backstory with Manuelito so teens could identify with him

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ManuelitoThe powerful story of a child refugee seeking asylum in America Thirteen year old Manuelito is a gentle boy who lives with his family in a tiny village in the Guatemalan countryside But life is far from idyllic PACs armed civil patrol are a constant presence in the streets and terrifying memories of the country's war linger in the villagers' collective conscience Things deteriorate further when government backed drug gangs arrive and take control of the village Fearing their son will be forced to join a gang Manuelito's parents make. An attempt to humanize the asylum seekers trying to cross the United States' southern border from Central America this book is well intentioned if not particularly well done The narration of the young protagonist is just sort of awkward and the writer and artist sometimes do not seem in sync with their words and imagesAlso I think the intended audience is children but I'm not sure younger readers will be able to handle the very real very bleak ending