The second novel in an easy series of Spanish novels for 1st or 2nd year students. 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
- Neutral Spanish with seveal Latin-American characteristics: 'carro' instead of 'coche', more use of personal pronouns than in Spain, and the use of 'ustedes' instead of 'vosotros'.
- 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."
Information for teachers
Topics for discussion during the reading of this book: land and culture of Guatemala, frienship and discrimination. There is also a workbook available for this novel.
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