Grab Hands and Run

Grab Hands and Run An El Salvadorian family flees political oppression in their homeland and takes a perilous journey north through Mexico to America where they hope they will find a better life A compelling provocat

  • Title: Grab Hands and Run
  • Author: Frances Temple Ed Little
  • ISBN: 9780064405485
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • An El Salvadorian family flees political oppression in their homeland and takes a perilous journey north, through Mexico to America, where they hope they will find a better life A compelling, provocative, and exciting novel V Details of the brutal realities in El Salvador are dexterously woven into the story of one family s struggle to beat the odds Publishers WeekAn El Salvadorian family flees political oppression in their homeland and takes a perilous journey north, through Mexico to America, where they hope they will find a better life A compelling, provocative, and exciting novel V Details of the brutal realities in El Salvador are dexterously woven into the story of one family s struggle to beat the odds Publishers Weekly Not to be missed H.

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    1. Grab Hands and Run by Frances Temple is the story of a family who is trying to escape the deadly civil war in El Salvador by making a dangerous journey to Canada. There are many close calls along the way. Will they make it or will they be sent back and possibly be killed?Overall I thought it was interesting because it looks into one fictional family’s experience in a nonfiction event in the country. This family represents the experience of countless real families. However, the book seemed unre [...]

    2. Life is dangerous in El Salvador for Felipe, a 12-year-old boy, because he is now eligible to be recruited by the army. While staying at his grandparents' house in the country, he must hide during the night when the army comes in their tucks. But when he and his sister Romy return to the city to be with their parents, they find things just as bad. They find a note that says "Leave and don't come back. If not, you die." So begins their journey to Canada, fraught with danger, greed, distrust, and [...]

    3. Felipe (12) has lived a cautious life in El Salvador, where his play is often restricted to his yard or even his house. While at his grandparents' home in the country (Abuela and Chuy) he must swim far out into the lagoon to hide from soldiers who would take him for the army to fight the muchachos (guerillas who defend the peasants). Soon after returning home with his mother and sister, Romeliea, Felipe's fathe disappears and Felipe, Romy and Paloma must flee to Canada. The story tells of the jo [...]

    4. This book is great! I think you can learn alot from this book like this because some people thing coming here is easy but YOU find out its not and your going to find out the hard way.Grab Hand And Run is good beacuse it gives you aloT of details So that CAN make YOU put pictures on your mind I recamend this book because the author did a great job by writing this story beacuse is teaches you about the lesson in life and how familes have to stick together no matter how difficult the problem is!!! [...]

    5. In today's climate where many people are against having the borders of America open, this storyshed light and understanding about a refugee's journey. It's sad to me that I don't know much about the politics in other countries - it's not necessarily info covered in school. However, the story was believable, sad, and inspiring.

    6. When Felipe's father disappears, there is a possibility that he will never some back. Before he left, Felipe's father had told Felipe's mother, "If they come for me, you and the children grab hands and run. Go north, all the way to Canada." This book tracks their dangerous journey to Canada. Will they make it?

    7. i didn't really like this book because it took to long to get to point and it wasn't really different from alot of books i read.

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