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As a toddler, Andrés’ world is turned upside-down when Hurricane Mitch forces his parents to leave him with relatives while they search for economic opportunities outside of Honduras. Eventually, Andrés takes a journey with his aunt, a young girl not much older than himself, from Honduras to the Mexico-United States border and farther north. Join him as his life unfolds with the experiences of being an unaccompanied minor making his way to the United States.
Total Words: 5,875
©2019. Spanish. Level 1. High school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 78 pages.
About the Author
Jennifer Degenhardt taught middle and high school Spanish for 24 years. She decided to combine her language skills with storytelling, specifically involving kids and culture. Her books highlight cultural, social, economic, and political themes necessary for continued conversation, both inside and outside the classroom. She hopes her stories will provide a platform for discussion, as anything can be solved—to some degree—with a conversation.