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  • Jennifer Degenhardt Raíces
  • Jennifer Degenhardt Raíces
  • Jennifer Degenhardt Raíces
  • Jennifer Degenhardt Raíces
  • Jennifer Degenhardt Raíces


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Spanish easy reader for beginners. Héctor, his brother Ignacio and their granddad set up a project for a cleaner city.

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Héctor is a teenager who lives in San Lucas Tolimán on the shore of lago Atitlán in Guatemala. Like most teenagers, he enjoys music and sports, and hanging out with his friends on the weekends. But having grown up with his father who’s a farmer and a mother who works at IMAP, an organization that educates people about ecology and sustainability, Héctor is also keenly aware of the human impact on the earth, especially when he sees trash haphazardly discarded throughout his town.

This book's publication is a collaboration with the Pulsera Project. The Pulsera Project is a nonprofit fair trade organization that partners with U.S. schools to bring meaningful service-learning projects to students in the U.S. Learn more at Additionally, 50% of the proceeds from this book will be donated to IMAP, an organization in Guatemala that helps to improve the wellbeing of the peoples of Mesoamerica.


  • unique words: 210
  • 46 pages of text
  • total number of words: 3676
  • written in present tense
  • Spanish with several Latin-American characteristics
  • setting: US and Guatemala

Information for teachers

In this novice-level novel, read how Héctor and his younger brother Ignacio take what they have learned from their abuelo and apply it to the land and their town, giving meaning to the phrase, “think globally, act locally.” 

Find FREE resources: Teacher Guide and supplemental readings.

Would you like to order a class set? We will give you a 10% discount on 25 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.

environment / geschreven in de ik-vorm / Guatemala / Jennifer Degenhardt / levensles / life lesson / milieu / narrated in 1st person singular
Author Jennifer Degenhardt
Year of publication 2023
Number of pages 64 (including glossary)
ISBN 9781956594461
Illustrated Yes
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