Can the Phoenix Rise Again?
Chelsea has a nagging feeling that it is time to leave San Francisco. As an artist and a creative person, she finds that life in the Bay area is a little stale for her, which seems to be affecting not only her art, but also every fiber of her being. So, she decides to build a new lifestyle for herself that will allow her to travel all over the world, practice her art, and meet new people and build community with them. And she is going to do it all with her best pal, her motorcycle named The Phoenix. The journey is moving along swimmingly until that one day…
Chelsea’s new life and lifestyle are almost brought to an abrupt halt when a catastrophic event occurs while she and The Phoenix are riding—alone—in a Mexican desert. Will her trusty companion start again or will Chelsea’s vision end before it really has a chance to begin?
Unique Words: 300
Total Words: 4,700
©2020. Spanish. Level 1. High school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 60 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.