The legend of El Callejón del Beso from Guanajuato, Mexico, for level 3 students
430 Spanish words, including 50 cognates in a 2,767-word story with past, present, and future tenses, and conditional mode and present and past subjunctive. The vocabulary
is high frequency and includes the 24 highest frequency verbs in Spanish as well as words appropriate to the time period of 200 years ago.
This E-book download is about Isabela, a little girl travelling in Mexico with her mother who desperately wants a puppy. It is written in easy Spanish using a vocabulary of only 46 distinct words including 18 cognates to tell a 227 word story.
As if teenaged friendships aren’t hard enough... Marissa and Jack have been best friends for as long as they can remember, only having troubles when Jack wasn’t always honest about himself. Despite their differences, their friendship endures. However, that friendship is challenged when a new student, Julio, moves to town and upsets the longstanding dynamic between Marissa and Jack. In this level 2+ book, which includes aspects of Puerto Rican culture, readers learn useful vocabulary through the easily understandable plot — even if the emotions of the teenagers are not.
"El Entierro" is a short Spanish novel written for third/fourth year Spanish students. It has a glossary in the back, arranged by chapters, so the reader can easily access those words that are new and specific to the story. In Latin America there are lots of myths and legends that are part of our oral traditions. This story is inspired by some of them. "Amalia Mosquera es una joven enfermera que acaba de alquilar una casa vieja en el pueblo. Rápidamente se da cuenta que ella no es la única que vive en la casa. Hay alguien más, que la sigue a todos lados y no la deja en paz. ¿Podrá ella vivir en esa casa por mucho tiempo? O ¿Se cansará y se irá rápido, como lo han hecho todos los que han vivido antes allí?"