New children’s books about Central America are few and far between and the U.S. publishing industry has let several outstanding works on the region go out of print. We urge publishers to address this scarcity of books about Central America and by Central American authors. Given the lack of good books in print, we included some titles on this page that are out of print.
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Inside the Volcano: A Curriculum on Nicaragua
This teaching guide includes lessons on land distribution in Nicaragua before the revolution, the Sandinistas, the involvement of the United States, the literacy campaign, Ben Linder, and the Honduran connection.
Wilfredo: A Boy from El Salvador
Original edition by the Los Angeles Teachers’ Committee on Central America