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Coming of age, becoming an adult, can be difficult in any time and place. This book is about youth and young adults who live simultaneously in a globalized world and a small Central American country with great beauty and strong family connections, yet with significant problems and too few opportunities.  Through first-person accounts of young Salvadorans, his own research and the work of others, Dr. Jim Winship shows the context and challenges in which young Salvadorans struggle to reach their aspirations.

All of the profits from the sale of this book are going to help organizations that support youth and young adults in El Salvador: Glasswing, a non-profit that provides education and inquiry-based afterschool programs for youth, and scholarships at the Universidad Panamericana de El Salvador.