Latin American Heritage Month - Groundwood Books

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Aquí era el paraíso / Here Was Paradise

A collection of poetry by one of the greatest Indigenous poets of the Americas about the vanished world of his childhood — that of the Maya K’iche’.

The Girl from Chimel

Nobel Peace Prize winner and noted Maya activist Rigoberta Menchú Tum brings the world of her childhood vividly to life in this illustrated memoir.

The Honey Jar

In this companion volume to The Girl From Chimel, Rigoberta Menchu returns to the world of her childhood and the ancient stories of her grandparents.

The Secret Legacy

Nobel Peace Prize winner and noted Maya activist Rigoberta Menchú Tum returns once more to the world of her childhood in The Secret Legacy.

Walk with Me

A simple, imaginative story depicting the complex emotional reality of a girl whose father no longer lives at home.

On the Other Side of the Garden

A loving, empowering story about a girl who finds a way to cope with change.

Wounded Falcons

A moving tribute to the power of friendship and the heart-opening effect that taking care of a wounded creature has on a wounded boy.

Talking with Mother Earth / Hablando con Madre Tierra

These moving bilingual poems explore a young Indigenous boy's connection to Mother Earth and how he is healed from the wounds of racism he has endured.


La niña al centro de esta historia vive entre dos mundos: su casa, donde vive con su papá latinoamericano y su abuela norteamericana rodeada de libros, cosas bonitas y mucho dinero. Y la casa de su otra abuela, católica, donde las posesiones materiales no son especialmente importantes. No es fácil reconciliar los dos mundos.

Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds

An eloquent and timely plea for understanding refugees.

Alfredito Flies Home

An extraordinary book that celebrates the joyful return of Alfredito and his family to the country they left as refugees.

Jimmy the Greatest!

This is the powerful story of Jimmy, who lives in a small, remote town by the sea in Latin America, and is inspired by Muhammad Ali.