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Léa lives in a little blue house in Sainte-Rose on the island of Guadeloupe with her loving family, just blocks away from her dear grand-mère. As Hurricane Maria is about to hit land, Léa’s mother is called out of the country. Léa must learn how to cope with being a true Guadeloupéenne and deal with the storm and its aftermath.
Total Words: 11,000
Tense(s): present, past
©2018. French. Level 2. Middle school, high school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 105 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.