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Rigoberta Menchu

Indian Rights Activist

Rigoberta Menchu( )
Author: Kallen, Stuart A.
Series title:The Twentieth Century's Most Influential Hispanics Ser.
Publication Date:Dec 2006
Publisher:Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Imprint:Lucent Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.84USD $39.40
Book Description:

This Nobel Peace Prize winner was born into a poor Indian peasant family, and raised in the Quiche branch of the Mayan culture. Her family paid extreme costs for being affiliated with the CUC, or Committee of the Peasant Union. Her father was murdered, her brother was beaten, tortured, and murdered, and her mother died after having been arrested, tortured, and raped by the armies set out to destroy the CUC and anyone speaking out against unfair worker practices. She is a leading...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7 x 9 x 0.45 Inches
Book Weight:0.84 Pounds
Author Biography
Kallen, Stuart A. (Author)
Stuart A. Kallen has written more than 250 nonfiction books for children and young adults. His books have covered countless aspects of human history, culture, and science from the building of the pyramids to the music of the twenty-first century.


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