Hidden Lives: Voices of Children in Latin America and the Caribbean

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On Third World streets or First World televisions, Latin America's children are seen but seldom listened to. Child labourers, street children and shanty town kids are portrayed in the West as helpless victims, passive, big-eyed and hungry, besieged by poverty and violence. However, this text argues that if you talk to the children themselves a different picture emerges - one of children as active, energetic and resourceful fighters, struggling to improve their lives, get an education, and earn a living. The book explores ...

Hidden Lives: Voices of Children in Latin America and the Caribbean 1998, Between the Lines(CA)

ISBN-13: 9781896357140

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