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Suet624
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This was a quote from a year or two before the civil war in El Salvador. The statement has echoed throughout my days since reading it. There is always a breaking point. Always.

I‘m having trouble returning this book to the library. I‘ve had a visceral reaction to it - I want to hold and protect it. I want to hold those who lived through those times and protect them. And I want to sit beside those who read it and talk with them about it.

Cathythoughts Sounds amazing ! Stacked 2w
Suet624 @Cathythoughts be sure to note my previous post. It‘s a brutal read. But being a poet, she adds so much in the telling of the story that it lingers like perfume. (edited) 2w
Suet624 @Cathythoughts the book I‘m currently read is clearly affecting my writing! (“lingers like perfume” 😂😂 wow) 2w
Reggie Lololol um I had totally matched on to that “lingers like perfume.” I dig authors who are poets!! 2w
Reggie Latched not matched. 2w
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Suet624
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This memoir is dedicated to Leonel Gomez Vides, as it should be. Leonel teaches the author about the history, impending war, and the role of the US in the slaughter of citizens in El Salvador while keeping her out of harm‘s way during her time there. His work in brokering peace, after the brutal deaths of 100,000 citizens, is astonishing. This is an extremely difficult book to read. The brutality of men & the role of the US in it all is 😭🤬🤯.

Suet624 There are amazing reviews with personal experiences reported on Goodreads. Definitely worth a peek. 2w
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Suet624
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A quote that NPR highlights from the book. While this quote is about the state of a nation, with gun deaths constantly on the rise, the oppression of guns, the NRA, the politicians who kowtow to the gun lobby and the angry white man came to mind this morning. Something better is definitely possible.

AmyG Each time I think maybe....this is the turning point. So now, again, I think.....maybe. (edited) 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage This is so relevant. Thanks. 3w
Reggie Honestly, I don‘t think El Paso would have ever happened if there wasn‘t so much border talk, if we didn‘t have Trump, who said Mexicans were rapists and murderers, I lived 30 minutes away from El Paso for 10 years. I never felt unsafe when I was there. And for the longest time they were in the top 3 for safest cities that have populations of 500k or more. Yesterday broke my heart. 2w
Suet624 @Reggie I agree with you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. I‘m so sorry. 2w
Suet624 @AmyG Me too. 2w
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jmartucci
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René Has Two Last Names, by René Colato Laínez is a smart RF bilingual book for children. It depicts the issues the other went through by having two last names. On the pages, it is written in English and Spanish. It has won a few awards. It is partially based on the author‘s life. I would use the RA strategy. I would use this website because it has some cool resources.

jmartucci https://sites.google.com/site/renecolatolainez/rene-has-two-last-names--for-teac.... I would use ESOL strategy 24 and incorporate the language of second
language learners. I would use UDL 2.4 and promote understandings across languages. #ucflae3414su19
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DrSpalding A helpful resource for a wonderful bilingual book. Great choice! Universal design principle 2.4 is absolutely perfect. 2w
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GatheringBooks
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#SpringIntoReading Day 11: The creators of We Are Like the #Clouds pulled out all the stops in this book as each image is breathtaking and laden with drifting memories and infused with longing and pathos. As the poet noted: “This collection of poems describes the odyssey that thousands of boys, girls & young people from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico undertake when they flee their countries.” My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-et0

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ☁️❤️ 4mo
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Wannabe_Quijote
The Guatemala Reader: History, Culture, Politics | Greg Grandin, Deborah T. Levenson, Elizabeth Oglesby

As a #profoflitsy and of Latin American Studies, I just can‘t wrap my brain around this. Read. More. Books!

#Guatemala #ElSalvador #Honduras #ReadingKillsIgnorance #LatinAmerica

hermyknee 🙌🏼 5mo
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