Patricia va a California

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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.

Listen to the audio book to enjoy the story even more and at the same time improve your pronunciation!


  • 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.


Class set

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


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

Author: Blaine Ray
Year of publication: revised edition, 2018
Number of pages: 62
ISBN: 978-0-929724-50-8
Illustrated: No
| Carmen Meester 10-09-2015 10:56

Echt heel leuk om te lezen, het geeft een gevoel van bevestiging, dat je echt iets geleerd hebt, omdat je het goed kunt begrijpen als beginner. Heel goed om op deze manier wat extra Spaans te oefenen.

5 stars based on 1 reviews
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