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When Tzunún was little, her mother nicknamed her Colibrí, Spanish for “hummingbird.” At age four, Colibrí is kidnapped from her parents in Guatemala City and ever since she’s traveled with Uncle, the ex-soldier and wandering beggar, who renamed her Rosa. Uncle told Rosa that he looked for her parents, but never found them.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on January 1, 2006 by Listening Library
ISBN-10: 0307281469
ISBN-13: 9780307281463
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  • SealWednesday, May 27, 2020 at 12:51 am
    I havnt read it yet but it sounds really good
    • BunnyThursday, May 21, 2020 at 8:29 pm
      This book sounds really and i cant what to read it. I cant wate to read it!!!
      • mhkgc235
        mhkgc235Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 6:50 am55 stars
        i have not read it but it looks really good.
        • raindrop07
          raindrop07Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 1:51 pm55 starsFeatured
          Colibri, by Ann Cameron, is a heart-wrenching story of a young 12 girl who is kidnapped from her parents and then forced to travel with a thieving, cruel, cold-hearted man she must call “Uncle.” Set in modern day Guatemala in the aftermath of the Civil War, ‘Uncle” and “Rosa” travel throughout the country begging and stealing, never staying in one village very long. “Rosa” does not know who her parents are, or how to find them, since she was only 4 years old when she was taken from them. She does remember the loving nickname her mother gave to her, “Colibri,” “hummingbird” in Spanish, a beautiful symbol of fearlessness and strength. In one village, Colibri meets a wise old woman who changes her life. The woman helps Colibri see she is living with a “divided heart” and must choose who to love and trust and how to find a better place in the world. Colibri must find her voice and face her greatest fears without letting them completely engulf her. I really loved this book, but it made me so sad to learn about another girl’s suffering and fears. And yet I was inspired by her determination and strength.
          • raindrop07
            raindrop07Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 8:22 am55 stars
            Colibri, by Ann Cameron, is a heart-wrenching story of a young 12 girl who is kidnapped from her parents and then forced to travel with a thieving, cruel, cold-hearted man she must call “Uncle.” Set in modern day Guatemala in the aftermath of the Civil War, ‘Uncle” and “Rosa” travel throughout the country begging and stealing, never staying in one village very long. “Rosa” does not know who her parents are, or how to find them, since she was only 4 years old when she was taken from them. She does remember the loving nickname her mother gave to her, “Colibri,” “hummingbird” in Spanish, a beautiful symbol of fearlessness and strength. In one village, Colibri meets a wise old woman who changes her life. The woman helps Colibri see she is living with a “divided heart” and must choose who to love and trust and how to find a better place in the world. Colibri must find her voice and face her greatest fears without letting them completely engulf her. I really loved this book, but it made me so sad to learn about another girl’s suffering and fears. And yet I was inspired by her determination and strength.