Illustrated Book and Exhibit, “Margarito’s Forest” on Guatemala Village Surviving Civil War and Massive Disruption

Margarito’s Forest Cover Illustration
Margarito's Forest book cover. Allison Havens / Amazon
Margarito’s Forest Cover Illustration
Margarito's Forest book cover. Allison Havens / Amazon

Illustrated Book and Exhibit, “Margarito’s Forest” on Guatemala Village Surviving Civil War and Massive Disruption

Margarito’s Forest documents the Sanctuary Movement of the 1980’s in Guatemala, and how a small village there survived civil war and massive disruption. We’ll talk with Margarito’s Forest’s illustrator, Allison Havens, and author, Andy Carter. The authors say the book, “includes a brief explanation of the Maya numbering system, which is likely the first civilization to introduce the use of zero in counting. Children will learn how to count in K’iche’ and to compare their number system with our own Arabic system.”