Spanning thirty years of civil war in Guatemala, Unfinished Conquest portrays an embattled country and traces the subjugation of the Maya population from the Conquest to the present. Victor Perera weaves personal narrative with reportage and oral testimony to reveal a society torn apart by violence, poverty, and injustice. (From the summary)
Joe, Fred, and Sam find themselves whisked by The Book to the main ring-ball court in Chichin Itza, Mexico in 1000 A.D., where they must play for their lives against a Mayan High Priest who cheats. Suggested for ages 8-12.
Rosa, a young Mayan girl, follows "Uncle" from town to town, unwillingly playing a part in schemes to swindle money. He claims to have rescued her from the streets when she was four, but with the help of Doña Celestina, Rosa learns the truth and is reunited with her family.