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Book title 


 1. Shea, Maureen. Culture and Customs of Guatemala (Culture and Customs of Latin America and the Caribbean). Wesport: Greenwood Press, 2001. Print.  

This book covers the Mayan and Ladino history, religion, social customs, literature, cinema, performing arts and contemporary art.  

 2. Lovejoy, Cooper. Blood Algebra. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. 462. Print.  

This book combines two stores in one: A love story about love and war. An American woman who goes to Guatemala to help the underprivileged and experiences unintended consequences after meeting a Guatemala military hero who experienced military downfalls.         

 3. Sanford, Victoria. Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala. 1st. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2004. 352. Print.  

This book is about the Maya people (Guatemala) during the 1970’s and the 1980’s who survived the mass terror and extreme violence in a genocide campaign against them and their struggle to rebuild their community and lives.  

 4. O’kane, Trish. In Focus Guatemala: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture. New York: Interlink Books, 2003. Print.   This book is a short read and focuses on the history from the Mayan culture to the present. It is written for the lay person and offers a quick glance into the specifics of the country.

 Film Title

 1. Mortimer, Sandy, prod. World of the Maya. Travel/VideoStore.com, 2011. DVD.  

This is a short film about sites that explore Belize and Guatemala which are home to the Maya culture today.  

 2. Guatemala. Prod. Sperling Wilkinson. Title House Film Distribution Siggins, Maggie, dir. Guides and Gurus, 2007. DVD.  

This is a short film about the Mayan people who use plants and herbs to treat diseases and use the holistic approach to treat not only the body, but also the mind and spirit.