Surviving on the Streets of Santo Domingo
Inspired by the real experiences of children on the street, Niños en la calle is Rafa and Sofía's story of survival.
When a hurricane destroys all they’ve ever known, the siblings are forced into living on the streets of Santo Domingo. Will they overcome this seemingly impossible situation? Niños en la calle is a gripping story of struggle, perseverance, and the value of hope in times of adversity.
Unique Words: 335
Total Words: 6,800
Tense(s): present, past
Written by Chris Mercer.
©2019. Spanish. Level 2. High school. 5 x 7 inches. Softcover, 68 pages.
About the Author
Chris Mercer has lived in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic and gone on long-term trips to Nicaragua, Ecuador, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Panama, Perú, and México. Whether he's exploring treacherous goldmines in the Amazon, acting as a human rights observer in a Zapatista village in Chiapas, learning from children in street situations in Santo Domingo, or playing the clave in Havana, Chris approaches his teaching, writing, and filmmaking with a deep respect for all people and the complexities of our interconnected world.