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Spanish easy reader for novice-high. Laritza participates in a singing competition at her new school, but has to overcome many obstacles.

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Two versions in one cover: contains the same story in past tense and in present tense.

Sixteen year old Laritza is never happier than when she is singing. When she and her undocumented father move to a new town, she is thrilled that the choir director at her new school has noticed her talent. She is encouraged to audition for a solo and is also excited to compete in ‘Elmerton Idol,’ a school-wide singing competition. When racist bullies try to undermine Laritza’s success, she loses heart. Can she find happiness in her new school in spite of the obstacles she faces?


  • present tense: 101 unique words; total word count 3600; 56 pages of text
  • intermediate version: 150 unique words; total word count 3700; 58 pages of text
  • Spanish with Latin-American characteristics
  • setting: US high school

Information for teachers

‘Laritza’ provides an ideal solution to teaching multi-level classes and differentiation! Read a past tense version from the front cover and a present tense version from the back cover. Each version has a comprehensive glossary, which lists all forms of every word.

Would you like to order a set of 20 of more copies* for your class? We will give you a 10% discount (for 20 or more copies of the same title). Please, order the novels via e-mail. Due to relatively small stock numbers, please allow 2-3 weeks for your order.

*All books and novels are copyright protected, which means that copying this book for use in your classroom is not permitted.

bullying / discriminatie / discrimination / high school / hoofdpersoon is 16 jaar oud / hoofdpersoon is een meisje / main character is 16 years old / main character is a girl / middelbare school / music / muziek / pesten / special talent / teenagers / tieners
Author Kristy Placido
Year of publication 2019
Number of pages 140 (two versions + glossaries)
Illustrated by Rozlin Opolka
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