By Heather Lehr Wagner
A member of the indigenous Quiche Maya crew, Rigoberta Menchú Tum skilled firsthand the oppression of the local Indian inhabitants in Guatemala. This biography from the fashionable Peacemakers sequence profiles the unwavering activist who was once offered the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize for her notable paintings selling social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation in accordance with recognize for the rights of indigenous peoples. This name gains full-color pictures, sidebars, and textboxes that support scholars keep on with Menchú Tum's trip from early struggles to next triumphs and the prize.
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