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PAC professor brings history to life
Each semester, Palo Alto College history professor Peter Myers engages students in learning about history by assigning oral history projects in which students interview older generations about their lives. The broad collection of stories is about to get a much bigger audience.
This is the tale of twelve-year-old Miguel who flees a repressive military regime in Central America for Los Angeles. An irrepressible "big mouth" or "bocón," Miguel loses his voice when his parents are taken by soldiers. He runs away in fear, and meets up with an unusual traveling companion...