José and his family live in small town in the department of Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. Their life, which is simple and good, becomes challenging when their earnings become insufficient to maintain the family. Concerned for the welfare of his family whom he loves, José makes the difficult decision to make his way to the United States in search of work opportunities. Based on a story told to the author, this book recounts José’s journey north as well as examines the effect of his absence on the family he leaves behind.
- 185 unique words; total word count: 7500
- 53 pages of text
- written in present tense
- Spanish with several Latin-American characteristics
- setting: Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Information for teachers
Readers learn facets of Guatemalan culture through entry level vocabulary and grammar. Depending on your students this can be a level 1 or a level 2 book.
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