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6 popular belizean books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around North America Challenge" were written by authors from Belize. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.


Beka Lamb : by Zee Edgell EN

Rating: 3 (2 votes)
Subtle yet rich descriptions of culture, society, and family life in Belize adorn Zee Edgell’s beautifully narrated story of a short time in the life of 14-year-old Beka Lamb. Through flashbacks, points on politics and independence are animated, since the political struggles for independence in Belize reflect Beka’s own developing maturity and need to assert herself. Two main features of this heartwarming story are Beka’s penchant for lying and her relationship with her older friend Troycie, whose troubling choices lead her down a self-destructive path. The pride of winning an essay contest at... continue


De héroes, iguanas y pasiones by Zoila Ellis ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
De héroes, iguanas y pasiones nos lleva de la mano de personajes vivos, cercanos y terriblemente humanos a través de las penas y las alegrías de la existencia, describiendo, con exquisita sensibilidad, la lucha diaria en situaciones cómicas algunas, otras más dramáticas, pero de un hondo calado humano, que nos hacen sentir cerca de ellos, identificarnos y conocernos un poco más a nosotros mismos; pues si de algo trata la obra de Zoila Ellis es de la condición humana. Siete relatos que ilustran la compleja y rica sociedad beliceña, ... continue


Memories, Dreams and Nightmares : A Short Story Anthology by Belizean Women Writers by Gay Alden Wilentz EN

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"This collection of short stories by Belizean women writers reflects the memories, dreams and nightmares of women. From accounts of abuse and stories of strength to memories of history, this collection tells untold tales of women’s lives in Belize. The stories present the voices of young girls, mothers, and grandmothers, women who give up and women who stand up. From well known to young, emergent women writers, this unique collection of short stories adds to the literary voice of Belize through a woman’s perspective."--publisher.


On Heroes, Lizards and Passion : Seven Belizean Short Stories by Zoila Ellis EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
"Seven short stories vividly depicting different facets of Belize's reality. From the country's rural areas to New York City, we accompany Belizean women and men as they go through the joys and hardships of life. Zoila Ellis demonstrates a definite ability to perceive and reproduce situations and characters, heightening the emotional impact of everyday events and rendering them into fine literature"--Page 4 of cover


Saltpickers : & Other Caribbean Stories by Zoila Ellis EN

0 Ratings
A collection of 12 short stories.


Historical fiction Short story Young Adult