José's Journey to the Land of Opportunities to Support His Family from Afar
A story of the times. José and his family live in a small town in the department of Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. Their life, which is simple and good, becomes challenging when their earnings become insufficient to maintain the family. Concerned for the welfare of his family whom he loves, José makes the difficult decision to make his way to the United States in search of work.
Based on a story told to the author, this book recounts José’s journey north as well as examines the effect of his absence on the family he leaves behind.
Unique Words: 450
Total Words: 5,200
Tense(s): present, preterite, imperfect
©2020. Spanish. Level 2. 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.