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Rigoberta Menchú Tum
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Heather Lehr Wagner
  • From the Series: Modern Peacemakers
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791089983
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8998-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 03/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 900
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 120

Summary

A member of the indigenous Quiche Maya group, Rigoberta Menchú Tum experienced firsthand the oppression of the native Indian population in Guatemala. This biography from the Modern Peacemakers series profiles the unwavering activist who was awarded the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize for her remarkable work promoting social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples. This title features full-color photographs, sidebars, and textboxes that help students follow Menchú Tum's journey from early struggles to subsequent triumphs and the prize.

Specifications

Full-color photographs. Sidebars and special textboxes. Chronology. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Heather Lehr Wagner is a writer and editor. She is the author of more than 30 books that explore social and political issues and focus on the lives of prominent men and women. She earned a B.A. in political science from Duke University, and an M.A. in government from the College of William and Mary. She lives in Pennsylvania.

Reviews and Awards

"...[a] balanced introduction to the 1992 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize."
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