Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Reading List - Central and South America

This is a brand-new list (don't even have all the countries listed yet), so I'm depending on all of you to help fill in the blanks. I appreciate all the enthusiasm for contributing to these lists - it does seem like a good time of year to do some clean-up and planning.

Central America/Caribbean:


Costa Rica

The Umbrella by Jan Brett


Dominican Republic

El Salvador






South America:




Jaguar by Roland Smith





Saint Francis Solano: Wonder-Worker of the New World and Apostle of Argentina and Peru by Mary Fabyan Windeatt
Saint John Masias: Marvelous Dominican Gatekeeper of Lima, Peru by Mary Fabyan Windeatt
The Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
Secrets of Lost Empires: Inca (NOVA-DVD)




The Opinionated Homeschooler said...

Another for Peru: St. Rose of Lima, Mary Fabyan Windeatt

Esther said...

Also, St. Martin de Porres by the same author. There is a young saint in Chile by the name of Laura Vicuna. I am trying to find a book for children for you.

Love2Learn Mom said...

Thank you both for your suggestions.

T.O.H. - for some reason that wasn't on my history shelf so I missed it. :)

Esther - we have a relic of Blessed (?) Laura Vicuna - so I'm very interested in finding a children's book.

For The Love Of Learning said...

"Jaguar" by Roland Smith is an Amazon Rainforest adventure which takes place in Brazil.

Trinity Prep School

Mary Ann said...

Costa Rica: The Umbrella by Jan Brett about a boy's day out in the Cloud Forest.

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

The one in Catholic Mosaic... a gift of Gracias. Alicia, is this list also for picture books? Is it any children/youth age? would the Good Earth not fit in Asia? Or the Inn of Seventh Happiness & Keys of the kingdom-- films?

Love2Learn Mom said...

Ana - I would say "all of the above". If you label them as "picture book" or "high school" it wouldn't hurt. Thanks!

The Opinionated Homeschooler said...

More from the Credo Books series (someone seriously needs to get these great Catholic biographies back into print!):


Steffan, Jack. Fire of Freedom: The Story of Col. Carlos Castillo Armas (leader of Guatemalan revolution against Communists)


Tinkle, Lon. Miracle in Mexico: The Story of Juan Diego

The Opinionated Homeschooler said...

Sorry, didn't see there was a separate list for Mexico.

Esther said...

Hello again, I found the following book at a Catholic site,

THE FALCON AND THE DOVE The Story of Laura Vicuna by Peter Lappin

Maureen Wittmann said...

The Custer Legacy by Bruce T. Clark

Saint Francis Solano by Mary Fabyan Windeatt [TAN], Peru and Argentina

St. John Masias by Mary Fabyan Windeatt [TAN], Peru

Saint Martin de Porres: Humble Healer (Encounter the Saints) by Elizabeth Marie DeDomenico, FSP [Pauline], Peru

Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark (Peru is a happening place!)

Maureen Wittmann said...

Flint’s Island (Adventure Library) by Leonard Wibberley [Bethlehem] – Set in 1600’s Caribbean.

Katherine Zehnder said...

Guatemala: Santiago by Ann Nolan Clark

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Our 12th grader just finished Dom Casmurro by the Brazilian Machado de Assis. U of Texas Press published a translation. De Assis is the "Brazilian Dostoievsky".