Immerse yourself in la Francophonie! Meet 100 men and women (10 in each book) from dozens of French-speaking countries and find out who plays soccer, who conducts experiments, who flies planes, who writes poetry, who makes laws, who plays the guitar, who explores, who sings, who cooks, who paints, who bikes, acts, sews, skates, draws, and much more.
This is Book 1 in a series of 10. In this book you'll find the amazing stories of:
- Django Reinhardt
- Olympe de Gouges
- Mohed Altrad
- Marcel Marceau
- Christian Karembeu
- Marie Curie
- Léopold Sédar Senghor
- Ida Lewis Guillory
- Farida Khelfa
- Watson Mere
Read this book once for pure pleasure. Read it again to make connections across continents and generations. Read it a third time and let the inspiration take you on a global journey as you discover a world of fascinating people who, just like you, speak French. Enjoy!
- 486 unique words; total word count: 1390
- Each story has between 130 and 190 words
- 20 pages of text and illustrations
- written in present tense
- written in 1st person singular
- contains a comprehensive glossary French-English
- contains 6 maps of the French-speaking world
Information for teachers
Qui Parle Français ? is the series that French teachers of all levels have been waiting for. The cross-curricular tie-ins are endless: art, history, sports, science, theater, geography, music, literature and film, not to mention the robust fields of inquiry such as colonialism, immigration, feminism, existentialism and more. The mini-biographies are paired with inviting illustrations that encourage the reader to look deeper into each person's story. Written with simple elegance, these books will be read and reread by French students around the world. Qui Parle Français ? is an amuse-bouche, a delightful appetizer, to the fascinating world of la francophonie. It will spark inquiry at every level.