The Resource Manuelito : a graphic novel, written by Elisa Amado ; illustrated by Abraham Urias

Manuelito : a graphic novel, written by Elisa Amado ; illustrated by Abraham Urias

Label
Manuelito : a graphic novel
Title
Manuelito
Title remainder
a graphic novel
Statement of responsibility
written by Elisa Amado ; illustrated by Abraham Urias
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The powerful story of a child refugee seeking asylum in America. Thirteen-year-old Manuelito is a gentle boy who lives with his family in a tiny village in the Guatemalan countryside. But life is far from idyllic: PACs--armed civil patrol--are a constant presence in the streets, and terrifying memories of the country's war linger in the villagers' collective conscience. Things deteriorate further when government-backed drug gangs arrive and take control of the village. Fearing their son will be forced to join a gang, Manuelito's parents make the desperate decision to send him to live with his aunt in America. With just a bus ticket and a small amount of cash in hand, Manuelito begins his hazardous journey to Mexico, then the U.S., in search of asylum. But in the end, dangers such as the crooked "coyote"--Or human smuggler--his parents have entrusted their son's life to may be nothing compared to the risks Manuelito faces when he finally reaches America. Manuelito's titular character is just one of the staggering one hundred thousand children from the Northern Triangle of Central America--Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras--who have made this perilous journey to escape their war-torn countries. Many are now detained in Mexico, separated from their parents and without access to lawyers, facing the unthinkable prospect of being sent back to the homes and danger they risked so much to escape. Drawing on years of experience working with child refugees like Manuelito, Elisa Amado's powerful story, illustrated with striking poignancy by Abraham Urias, brings to light the dire circumstances of so many children, so close to home."--
Summary
"The powerful story of a child refugee seeking asylum in America, thirteen-year-old Manuelito is a gentle boy who lives with his family in a tiny village in the Guatemalan countryside. But life is far from idyllic: PACs--armed civil patrol--are a constant presence in the streets, and terrifying memories of the country's war linger in the villagers' collective conscience. Things deteriorate further when government-backed drug gangs arrive and take control of the village. Fearing their son will be forced to join a gang, Manuelito's parents make the desperate decision to send him to live with his aunt in America. With just a bus ticket and a small amount of cash in hand, Manuelito begins his hazardous journey to Mexico, then the U.S., in search of asylum. But in the end, dangers such as the crooked "coyote"--or human smuggler--his parents have entrusted their son's life to may be nothing compared to the risks Manuelito faces when he finally reaches America. Manuelito's titular character is just one of the staggering one hundred thousand children from the Northern Triangle of Central America--Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras--who have made this perilous journey to escape their war-torn countries. Many are now detained in Mexico, separated from their parents and without access to lawyers, facing the unthinkable prospect of being sent back to the homes and danger they risked so much to escape. Drawing on years of experience working with child refugees like Manuelito, Elisa Amado's powerful story, illustrated with striking poignancy by Abraham Urias, brings to light the dire circumstances of so many children, so close to home."--Provided by publisher.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Illustration
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10767207
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Amado, Elisa
Dewey number
741.5/971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
540
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Urias, Abraham
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guatemala
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Manuelito : a graphic novel, written by Elisa Amado ; illustrated by Abraham Urias
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
91 pages
Isbn
9781773212654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GRAPHIC NOVEL
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049792230
Label
Manuelito : a graphic novel, written by Elisa Amado ; illustrated by Abraham Urias
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
91 pages
Isbn
9781773212654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GRAPHIC NOVEL
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049792230

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