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The Everything I Have Lost

In her diary about her life growing up in Juarez, Mexico, Julia keeps lists of those things that she loses, which eventually include her father and her home when Julia and her brother are sent to live with her aunt in El Paso.

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The Everything I Have Lost Teaching Guide from Cinco Puntos Press

Teaching Empathy Through Journaling from Edutopia

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