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At 15, Lia has been toting around her pink violin case for most of her life—and pretty much, happily so. But lately, she is starting to think that the weight of the instrument is not just physical, but mental and emotional, too. As the only child of a musician mother who missed her own chance in becoming first chair violinist in an orchestra, Lia wonders if she is continuing to study the instrument for her own benefit, or that of her mom. If that wasn’t enough of an issue, Lia also meets a musician and develops a relationship which only causes further friction between her and her mother
Through a musical tour of the famous music city of Austin, Texas, where the family lives, Lia begins to realize that her choice about the violin does not have to be black and white, but can be as colorful as her love of all the new music she is discovering.
Unique Words: 480
Total Words: 9,800
Tense(s): mostly presente
©2022. Spanish. Level 2. Middle school, high school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 81 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.