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Unfavorable circumstances in his native country have forced Isidore to make the harrowing journey north to the United States. His hopes and dreams are simple: to find dignified work that pays a decent wage so that he can support his family back home.
In this simple but profound story, learn some of what immigrants endure on their quests to improve their families’ lives.
This reader is a combined effort of a native and non-native speaker, Diego Ojeda and Jennifer Degenhardt, as well as a reader that combines poetry and prose—all geared for novice learners.
Unique Words: 208
Total Words: 4,300
©2021. French. Level 1. Middle school, high school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 75 pages plus glossary.
About the Authors
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.
Diego Ojeda is a passionate Spanish teacher, an accomplished world language presenter, and author. He has been recognized and awarded for his outstanding teaching style that he brings to the classroom and enjoys sharing with his colleagues. Diego has self-published five books and is the only known author of Comprehensible Input (CI) poetry books. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, with many years of experience teaching in his native country and in the United States, Diego currently teaches Spanish language at Louisville Collegiate School in Louisville, KY.