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"For a writer, possession of the "truth" is less important than emotional sincerity."
                                                                                           - George Orwell

 

Tenemos Historias Para Contar (We Have Stories to Tell): Volume II

This is the second in a series of publications by Avivara containing stories written by students attending schools in rural, poverty-impacted villages in Guatemala. The stories tell of incidents in the lives of the children as well as "rural legends" as they exist in the oral tradition of the villages.

These books serve a variety of purposes:
  1. They provide opportunities for students to tell their personal and village stories.
  2. They encourage students to practice writing and editing.
  3. They are culturally and personally meaningful reading material for the students and teachers.
  4. They provide materials to read and translate for students learning Spanish in the U.S.

Teachers: Click here to download a free copy of Volume II which may be used for classroom/educational purposes only.

(Note: this is a somewhat large PDF file, so it may take a minute or so to download.)


This year we published 500 copies of this book to be distributed to the schools we support. The cost for this was slightly over $1,100. If you would like to help underwrite the cost of publishing this book, we encourage you to donate to Avivara.


 
Tenemos Historias Para Contar (We Have Stories to Tell): Volume I
This is the first in a series of publications by Avivara containing stories written by students attending schools in rural, poverty-impacted villages in Guatemala. The stories tell of incidents in the lives of the children as well as "rural legends" as they exist in the oral tradition of the villages.

These books serve a variety of purposes:
  1. They provide opportunities for students to tell their personal and village stories.
  2. They encourage students to practice writing and editing.
  3. They are culturally and personally meaningful reading material for the students and teachers.
  4. They provide materials to read and translate for students learning Spanish in the U.S.

Teachers: Click here to download a free copy of Volume I which may be used for classroom/educational purposes only.

(Note: this is a somewhat large PDF file, so it may take a minute or so to download.)


In this first edition we relied primarily on student and teacher editing. What we discovered through this was that in Guatemala there is a wide variety of acceptable writing conventions (spelling, punctuation, etc.) and standards. So, be prepared to encounter some spelling, grammar and punctuation errors in this volume.


We Have Stories to Tell: Volume I
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