Share Your Teach Central America Week Story
Last week, hundreds of teachers from 38 U.S. states, D.C., and five other countries (Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Colombia, and Honduras) taught about Central America! We are thrilled that so many committed to uplift the culture and history of Central America from October 4 - 10 and the rest of the school year.

Here are just a few tweets from the week:
We are excited to learn from you and hope you would be willing to share your teaching story from this week.
Thanks to the generosity of several publishers, in exchange for your teaching story, you can receive a book of your choice about Central America.

See some of the book choices below.
Groundwood Books
by David Unger, illustrated by Carlos Vélez Aquilera

Life in Guatemala City in the early 1950’s is great for little Davico, who lives above La Casita, his family’s restaurant, until the U.S. backed war forces some of his family to flee.
Beacon Press
by Aviva Chomsky

The centuries-long intertwined histories of U.S. expansion and Indigenous and Central American struggles against inequality and oppression answer the urgent question: “How did we get here?”
Copper Canyon Press
by Javier Zamora

A poetry debut that tells of Zamora’s 4,000 mile trek across multiple borders, from El Salvador to the United States, unaccompanied at nine years old to reunite with his parents.
Haymarket Books
edited by Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman

A collection of oral histories that tell the stories of young refugees fleeing their home countries in Central America and traveling hundreds of miles, across multiple borders, to seek refuge in the United States.
Verso Books
by John Washington

The story of Arnovis, a young Salvadorian man, whose family’s search for safety shows how the United States — in concert with other Western nations — has gutted asylum protections for the world’s most vulnerable.
Arte Público Press
by Mario Bencastro, illustrated by Robert Casilla

This bilingual picture book contrasts a boy’s enjoyment of his childhood toy train with his journey north crowded on a real train in search of family and a better future.
Candlewick Press
by Skila Brown

A novel in verse that tells the story of Carlos, who is forced from his village that was ravaged by war and treks up a mountainside to save his grandmother and her neighbors from a similar fate.
Shout Mouse Press
by the Latino Youth Leadership Council of LAYC

Sixteen young people from the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) in Washington, D.C., came together to tell their own stories of immigration and transformation in comics form.
Oct 14 at 8:00PM ET
Illuminating Conversations:
Central America's Forgotten History

Author Aviva Chomsky will talk about her new book, Central America’s Forgotten History, which explores the historical roots of displacement and migration of Central Americans.
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