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Alanna and Allen are twins who are just about to turn 13. For this special birthday, their parents promised them a trip to see the French national soccer team defend their title at the World Cup in Qatar. There’s a catch, though. In order to earn such an expensive trip, the twins have to do some research about Qatar, which their parents give to them in the form of a scavenger hunt. Allen and Alanna work together to find out so many new things about the World Cup 2022 host country. Of course, the soon-to-be teens learn so much doing the research, but there is one issue that stands out to them: the situation with the immigrants tasked with building the stadiums, the hotels, the railways, and other parts of the infrastructure in Qatar, as it reminds them of similar issues in their city of Marseille.
Will what the kids learn alter their plans to attend the tournament in Doha, Qatar?
Unique Words: 350
Total Words: 5,249
Tense(s): mostly présent
©2021. French. Level 2. Middle school, high school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 64 pages plus glossary.
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.