Alma Fullerton / Feb 24, 2020

Libertad Governor General s Literary Award nominee Children s Literature Text categoryRuth and Sylvia Schwartz Children s Book Award Winner Golden Oak Award winner Canadian Children s Book Cent

  • Title: Libertad
  • Author: Alma Fullerton
  • ISBN: 9781554551064
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • Governor General s Literary Award nominee 2008 Children s Literature, Text categoryRuth and Sylvia Schwartz Children s Book Award Winner, 2009Golden Oak Award winner, 2009Canadian Children s Book Centre Awards 2009 finalistOn Resource Link s Best of 2008 ListManitoba Young Readers Choice Awards shortlist, 2010Canadian Children s Book Centre Our Choice, 2009AStarred Ch Governor General s Literary Award nominee 2008 Children s Literature, Text categoryRuth and Sylvia Schwartz Children s Book Award Winner, 2009Golden Oak Award winner, 2009Canadian Children s Book Centre Awards 2009 finalistOn Resource Link s Best of 2008 ListManitoba Young Readers Choice Awards shortlist, 2010Canadian Children s Book Centre Our Choice, 2009AStarred Choice With their father gone to America to make money for his family, Libertad, his little brother Julio and their mother scrape a living out of a dump in Guatemala City Although it is too late for him, Libertad is determined that his little brother should go to school Taught to play the marimba by his father, Libertad uses his talent as a street musician to raise enough money for his brother s school supplies But his dreams for their future are destroyed when their mother is killed in a freak accident Libertad must face the inevitable truth they cannot survive on the streets of Guatemala City alone There is only one thing to do They must set out on the long and lonely journey to the Rio Grande River, where they plan to cross the water and enter the United States to find their father.A moving story about determination and hope, Libertad is a stunning free verse novel by the author of In the Garage and Walking on Glass.

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    1. This book was inspiring! It's about a boy and his brother trying to find their father after their mother dies, and they have to battle many obstacles. They get help from many caring people and get stolen and beaten by many crazy people too. After reading this, I realize how grateful I should be to have a family, food, friends, a home and love. Thank you Libertad

    2. Someone recommended this book a few weeks ago and I got it, and finally read it. It is another verse novel, pairing well with Caminar by Skila Brown, which I also enjoyed. This time, the author starts the journey of the main character, Libertad, and his younger brother, Julio, living with their mother in a shack right by the Guatemala City garbage dump where they sift through the trash to find things to sell. Through happenstance, Libertad finds a marimba, which he repairs, and practices playing [...]

    3. The book, "Libertad" is about the life of two boys named "Libertad and Julio" after having to find their dad after a freak accident killed their mom. They have to travel from Guatemala City to America in order to find their father. They have to earn money, travel by train and by foot to achieve it. As Libertad and Julio along with Guerrero, their dog, travel, they meet many generous people who let them some money, have a home and be nice to them during their journey. There are goo and bad times [...]

    4. Libertad by Alma Fullerton is a book that exposed me to a completely different world. I have read a number of books about life in Asia and Africa, but I have never focused on Central America. Libertad is the story of two brothers, Libertad and Julio, who live beside a garbage dump in Guatemala city. When their mother dies, they set out in search of their father. This starts a cross-country trek across Mexico. During their journey, the reader learns about ways of life in Guatemala and Mexico, whi [...]

    5. Just found out that my 10 year old DD read this book with her class couple of Months ago. This is absolutely the kind of book I would hope her teacher would be reading to her class, followed by conversations about the issues rapid in the book. The emotional content, the cultural content, the political content which can be discussed with children through literature are so important in he building of thoughtful adults.The poetic form of Libertad, allows Children (people) to start processing their [...]

    6. This book well is not the best. It is very confusing and blurry and I wish the author would talk more about the reunion with Papi not the way to get there and more about his life in the dump with Julio. This book is about Libertad a young boy who is in Desperate need to find his Papi all the ways in Texas and he is Guatemala City since his mother had died in a fluke accident and is no longer to take care of himself.The journey is made even harder because his brother is very young and money is ve [...]

    7. Wow - I really enjoyed this book! At first I wasn't sure about reading a novel in verse but after a few pages I got so caught up in the characters and plot that I forgot all about how it was written. It probably still isn't my story telling device of choice, I would have liked more detail and less telling/more showing, but it's part of what makes this an amazing and ground breaking book. Libertand's loss of his Mami, journey to find his Papi, and his love for his brother, Julio it's all heart wr [...]

    8. Libertad lives in poverty in Guatemala with his Mami and his younger brother Julio. They live in the town dump, scavenging for stuff to sell so they can buy food. Eventually Libertad and Julio set off for America so they can find their Papi and live in freedom.This book has a unique perspective and tells an important story, but I found the boys' passage to the United States too easy to be believable. An author's note provides some information about the thousands of children who undertake similar [...]

    9. I like this one best of all the books she's written so far. I felt so bad for the poor boys who were trying to make their way from Guatemala to the U.S. to unite with their father. How can people in the U.S. have so much and others so little? I wanted to give these boys a new set of clothes and some food! This would be a great book for upper elementary or middle school readers studying illegal immigration or the migrant experience. Recommended!

    10. FAVOURITE! This beautifully written book tells the story of two boys' journey to America. It portrays the struggles and good parts of their quest. It's really the kind of story that stays with you forever. It also includes Central American culture and a bit of Spanish, which I loved! This book is great for anyone, really, but I think it would be a great book to give to children so they can see the way that other children are living in other parts of the world. 5 stars for Alma Fullerton!

    11. A sweet and sad story about two brothers traveling from Guatemala to America to find their father after the accidental death of their mother. This was a very quick read, the entire book was more like a poem than a novel. I thought the writing style suited the story told from the older brother, Libertad's, view. It gave it an unfinished, childlike quality that I really enjoyed.

    12. A powerful novel in verse made all the more poignant by the fact that it's based on a true story -- many true stories of children making a living in horrible circumstances and trying to escape to freedom. The author did much research for the story, lending credibility and importance to the issue of border crossings.

    13. I was given this book by my dear friend Cassandra - what a great read. I had asked my son Joe what he thought as he read it prior to me and he said, "It's a really good book!" I agree Joe, it is a REALLY GOOD BOOK! I didn't want it to end and I loved the short phrasing! Thanks Cass!

    14. If you read one book that I recommend on Good Reads, pick this LIBERTAD. In fact, buy a copy and then donate it to your local library or classroom. Well, except you'll want to keep it. Better buy two. I love all of Alma's books, but this one's special. I hope you read it.

    15. I was really interested in reading this book because of the way it was written all in prose. To look at it there seems like there isnt enough text to tell such an emotional story. I think because of the prose there is more meaning conveyed and the story flows along with a lot of depth.

    16. This book was great! It was so good that i finished it in less than a day! it's for people who like adventure and mystery so try to get your hands on this book:)

    17. the book was not that bad because it was well written and quite interesting to read. I enjoyed how the story really kept me hooked and entertained.

    18. I liked this book a lot! I would only recommend it to people who love poetry, because the entire book was poems that were like chapters to a story. I also picked up some Spanish from it :)

    19. Such a good mix of sadness and hope, action and family, loss and love! Realistic yet positive, and very heartfelt!

    20. Actual Rating: 3.5 This is well written in a poem style, and shows us not to take our freedom for granted, after you see how hard it is for some to receive it.

    21. A story of two boys who lose there mother and then journey from Guatamala to the United States to find their father. I felt like this could have really happened and enjoyed this story.

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