Pintando con las manos

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Miriam lives in her own little world. She is deaf, and in the early 1980s in Nicaragua, there are not many opportunities for deaf children. Miriam uses some simple gestures with her family to meet her basic needs, but her family wishes she could learn Spanish. Her family wonders if she will ever really be able to communicate with them. When she gets an invitation to a special new school that promises to teach her Spanish, not all goes as planned... 

Pintando con las manos is a fully illustrated graphic novella written for intermediate learners of Spanish. Glossary is included.


  • 32 pages of graphic story
  • written in present tense
  • Neutral Spanish with several Latin-American characteristics: more use of personal pronouns than in Spain, and the use of 'ustedes' instead of 'vosotros'.
  • setting: Nicaragua in the 1980's


Information for teachers

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.

Author: Rachel Emery
Year of publication: 2020
Number of pages: 47 including the glossary
ISBN: 979-8637894482
Illustrated: by Rachel Emery
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