Patricia is a 15 year-old girl from Guatemala. She goes to California as an exchange student. She lives with a caring American family but encounters prejudice at school, especially from a girl named Debbie. By chance Patricia finds Debbie in a dangerous situation. She acts quickly and decisively to rescue her. The two girls become fast friends, and eventually Debbie goes to Guatemala to visit Patricia and her family.
- 400 unique words; total word count: 6400
- 45 pages of text
- written in present tense
- setting: Guatemala and California
"A story about a student exchange is a perfect setting for comparing the daily life in two different countries, and for adressing discrimination. This sweet story focuses on overcoming prejudice and enjoying the differences."
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