The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolution

Reading Level: 6 and up

Collection: 31 copies

Author Mariano Azuela provides readers with an authentic portrayal of war, politics and revolution in this novel. Demetrio Macias, the story’s protagonist, courageously joins the Mexican revolution to save his family, and eventually gains a generalship in Pancho Villa’s guerrilla army. Faced with the harsh reality of life at war, however, Macias grows discouraged with the revolution’s cause. Through his words, readers will gain a better understanding of an important moment in Mexican and Latin American history.

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