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I Lived on Butterfly Hill
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|February 10, 2015

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An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this “lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification” ( Kirkus Reviews ) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile. Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives…
Memory, Oblivion, and Jewish Culture in Latin America

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Latin America has been a refuge for Jews fleeing persecution from 1492, when Sepharad Jews were expelled from Spain, until well into the twentieth century, when European Jews sought sanctuary there from the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust. Vibrant Jewish…
TRANSLATING THE SOUL: Essays
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|August 15, 2018

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An engaging and provocative collection of personal narrative essays of great scope and insight, interweaving autobiograpy with themes of memory and exile. It explores identity in a new landscape and place through emigrant eyes and the memory of grandparents and…
Anne: An imagining of the life of Anne Frank
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|June 12, 2017

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The White Islands / Las Islas Blancas

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“I only wanted to write about them, / Narrate their fierce audacity, / Their voyages through the channels of the Mediterranean.” So begins a poetic journey through the islands of the Mediterranean that served as homes and refuge for the Sephardic Jews…
A Map of Hope: Women's Writing on Human Rights
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|June 1, 1999

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The first international anthology to explore women’s human rights from a literary perspective. More than half a century after the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, women throughout the world still struggle for social and political justice. Many…
Fire from the Andes: Short Fiction by Women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru
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|March 1, 1998

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This anthology provides an opportunity for English-speaking audiences to read previously untranslated fiction by women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. Much of this work is inspired by an awareness of social injustice--particularly for women, indigenous groups,…
A Cross and a Star: Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile

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Jewish life in Latin America is explored through a "passionate, fantastical, poetic" literary sensibility.
The Maps Of Memory: Return To Butterfly Hill
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In this inspiring sequel to the Pura Belpré Award–winning, “dazzling and insightful” ( BCCB ) I Lived on Butterfly Hill , thirteen-year-old Celeste Marconi returns home to a very different Chile and makes it her mission to rebuild her…
Braided Memories
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|March 16, 2020

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Harbors Of Light
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|September 23, 2016

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These musical poems sing the mystical connections between all lighthouses and those who love them. From Ulysses and Penelope to the angel of dreams to the girl who fell in love with the lighthouse keeper, this book is full of hopeful, desperate lives seen through…
Cartographies: Meditations on Travel

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On the impulse behind Cartographies, Marjorie Agosín writes, "I have always wanted to understand the meaning of displacement and the quest or longing for home." In these lyrical meditations in prose and poetry, Agosín evokes the many places on four…
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