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Fifteen-year-old Xóchitl finds American magazines and English classes a welcome distraction from a life of cooking, cleaning, and caring for younger siblings. In this sequel to Las lágrimas de Xóchitl, Xóchitl’s dreams come true when she is offered the chance to study in the United States, but will she be able to adapt to a lifestyle, climate, and culture very different from her own? This relatable story of one girl’s journey is told in simple past tense, third person. Unfamiliar words and phrases are defined in footnotes at the bottom of each page.
Unique Words: extensive
Tense(s): present, preterite
Written by Virginia Hildebrandt.
©2016. Spanish. 5 x 7 inches. Level 2/Novice-Mid. Middle school, high school. Softcover, 97 pages.
About the Author
Virginia Hildebrandt's tales of adventure are full of the people and places she has come to know while traveling, working, and living in Latin America.