D. F. Plett Historical Research Foundation
Published: 2017
xi+80 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9694504-3-6

Mennonite History for Young People

Vol. 2

Discovering Mexico

A Strange New Land

Rosabel Fast

From the back cover: In Leaving Canada: The Journey to Mexico, volume 1, you met a big group of Mennonites who made an important decision.  They sold their farms in Canada and moved to Chihuahua and Durango, Mexico.  In this reader, you will see how the young people and adults in this group got to know their strange new homeland.  Abram loved Mexico’s red-brown earth.  Two brick layers, Ramon and Vicenti, turned it into adobe bricks for buildings houses.  Sarah and her brothers and sister planted a large field of corn by hand.  The adults, who knew snow blizzards in Canada so well, were frightened by Mexico’s fierce sandstorms.  Wise leaders and a good German friend solved difficult problems together. All this and more …