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International bestseller Mario Escobar comes a 20th-century historical novel of tragedy and resilience inspired by Spain’s famed Children of Morelia and the true events that shaped their lives.
Historians refer to the Spanish Civil War as one of the bloodiest wars of the twentieth century. In 1937, at Mexico’s request and offer, nearly 500 children from Spain—remembered as Los Niños de Morelia—were relocated via ship to Mexico to escape the war’s violence. These children traveled across the sea without their families and were expected to return at the war’s end. No one could have foreseen another world war was on the way—or that Franco’s regime would prevent the children from coming home. These enduring conflicts trapped the children in a country far from their homeland, and many never made it back.
Remember Me is Mario Escobar’s novelization of these events, as told by a fictional survivor—one of the children of Morelia—who looks back upon his life after making the long and devastating journey across the Atlantic. This story explores the endurance of the human spirit as well as the quandary of a parent’s impossible decision, asking: At what cost do you protect your child in the face of uncertainty?
Published by Thomas Nelson and distributed by Struik Christian Media.
Tell us a bit about yourself:
Hi I'm Yvette. What do I say about myself? I am 45 years old. I've been married for 24 years. I have 2 daughters age 21 & 18. I am currently studying Counselling Psychology and I love to read at every opportunity I get.
What drew you to read this book:
To be honest the cover.
What impact did this book have on you:
It has opened my eyes to the true devastation of war and how it truly affects the people who suffer through it. I have always known war is devastating but this truly gripped my heart especially because so many children had to suffer through it. This all because of the greed of the rich and powerful.
In a paragraph, what is the main point:
This book is about the Spanish Civil War as well as WWII. It is about a family who is torn apart because of the Civil War and the children are eventually sent to Mexico in an effort to keep them safe. Although they were "safe" they had to endure many terrible hardships alongside many other refugee children from Spain. It is also about the determination of three siblings being intent on returning to Spain and to be reunited with their parents. The parents on the other hand are fighting to keep their country out of the hands of the fascists' so that one day their children can return to a safe Spain where equality reigns.
Who would benefit from reading:
I think everyone should read this book because it is truly enlightening but I think those who love history (like I do) will enjoy it even more.
All comments are reviewers own.