Set in 1981 Guatemala, this lyrical debut novel
tells the powerful tale of a boy who must decide what it means to be a man
during a time of war.
Carlos knows that when the soldiers arrive with
warnings about the Communist rebels, it is time to be a man and defend the
village, keep everyone safe. But Mama tells him not yet—he’s still her quiet
moonfaced boy. The soldiers laugh at the villagers, and before they move on, a
neighbor is found dangling from a tree, a sign on his neck: Communist.
Mama tells Carlos to run and hide, then try to find
her. Numb and alone, he must join a band of guerillas as they trek to the top
of the mountain where Carlos’ abuela
lives. Will he be in time, and brave enough, to warn them about the soldiers? What
will he do then? A novel in verse inspired by actual events during Guatemala’s
civil war, Caminar is the moving
story of a boy who loses nearly everything before discovering who he really is. Download and start listening now!