Vida y muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha

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This compelling drama recounts life (and death) in one of the most violent and well-known gangs in Los Angeles, La Mara Salvatrucha. Joining MS-13 brings certain gang-related responsibilities, but being born into La Salvatrucha requires much more. Sometimes it even requires your life! This is a gripping story of one gang member’s struggle to find freedom.

Note: Although this is not a true story, it is inspired by true events. It neither glorifies gang life nor promotes it. On the contrary, it paints a realistic picture of the pain, suffering and stress that gang life naturally causes and compels the reader to consider the human condition as it relates to our need for love, friendship, belonging and forgiveness.

Specifications

  • 428 unique words; total word count: 7600
  • 51 pages of text
  • written in past 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: Los Angeles

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Information for teachers

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Class set

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: Anonymous
Year of publication: 2010
Number of pages: 58 (plus a glossary)
ISBN: 98-1-935575-18-4
Illustrated: Yes
| Jeannette 14-10-2018 10:51

In dit boek spreken de woorden van de guerrilla-strijder je direct aan. Zowel in de wrede praktijk als in zijn meer huiselijke omstandigheden. Van het begin tot het einde blijf je daardoor geboeid lezen.

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