֍Colibri; Ann Cameron; (2003), 228 pp. --- [ages 10-15, reading grades 5 & up][Living Mayan Culture]
Written from the perspective of a young Mayan girl who was kidnapped from her parents at age 4, and travels with her "blind uncle" who begs for money and looks for a treasure. Rosa, whose Mayan name is Tzunun, meaning hummingbird or "Colibri" in Spanish, struggles to distinguish between good and evil and learn who she really is. The author, Ann Cameron, lived in Guatemala for many years, and writes an adventure story that has universal meaning, but also is enlightening on the hardship and beauty of Mayan life in Guatemala.