Fullerton, Alma. Libertad.

Author:Welty, Ellen
Position::Brief article - Book review
 
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FULLERTON, Alma. Libertad. Fitzhenry & Whiteside. 215p. c2008. 978-1-55455-106-4. $11.95. JS

Libertad and his little brother Julio live on the outskirts of Guatemala City near the city dump. With their mother, they make a living by salvaging trash from the dump and selling it. Their father has gone to America to make a new life for them and his promise to return for them someday keeps Libertad going on the hardest days when selling cardboard and plastic don't bring enough money for food for the three of them. Libertad wants more than anything to give his brother the chance at an education and he sacrifices that chance for himself in order to give it to Julio. When a freak accident kills...

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