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Barako Baraking

Baraking comes alive through the book Barako Baraking,a modern-day Filipino fairy tale questioning gender role norms among Filipino families. It is a story told through the eyes and voice of Biboy, a child lucky to have that rarest of fathers one who so willingly takes on roles traditionally ascribed to mothers. The book is rooted in the most common woe of families ruptured by the phenomenon of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). While described as the country's New Heroes for the hefty remittances they contribute to the economy, these OFWs often find themselves alienated from their families because of their frequent and prolonged absences from home. (Review from Philippine Daily Inquirer 4/16/2011)
Author: Cindy L. Dizon-Gealogo
Illustrator: Archie L. Geotina
ISBN: 978-971-940-8130
Pages: 16
Dimensions: 7x9
Weight: 60g
Lesson: Overseas Filipino Workers, Gender Roles
Language: Filipino with English translation
Recommended Ages: 6,7,8,9,10
Publication Year: 2011
Product #084
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