Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2014.
193 pages ; 22 cm.
Carlos knows that when the soldiers arrive with warnings about the Communist rebels, it's time to be a man and defend the village, keep everyone safe. But Mama says, "Not yet." He's still just her quiet moonfaced boy. And when the unthinkable happens, Mama tells Carlos to run. Hide. And then find her. All alone, Carlos must join a small band of guerillas as they race to the top of the mountain where Carlos's abuela lives and warn her village about the soldiers. Set in Guatamala in 1981 and inspired by real-life events.