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La lucha de la vida READER

After years of living with uncertainty, first with his mother and then in foster care, J.P.’s life is finally becoming more predictable, routine and even comfortable. Now that he is living with his father, his stepmother and his two half-sisters, J.P. finally has the opportunity to learn more about himself. As a fan of professional wrestling that he views on TV, he decides to pursue that sport at his new school. What he is not nearly as keen on is the idea of studying, mostly because it’s hard for him. Nevertheless, he resolves to do well enough to ensure eligibility for participation on the wrestling team, as his sights are set on winning a state championship that year.  
 
J.P.’s father, Juan, is also learning. He is learning how to contend with the challenges that come with raising a teenager. Juan tries to better understand the son who recently came to live with him and attempts to connect with him further by letting J.P. know that he, too, was once a wrestler back in Mexico, a luchador mexicano. Wrestling serves as the topic of most of the father/son conversations as they get to know each other better at this stage of their lives - conversations that are peppered with J.P. constantly reminding his father of the desire to get his driver’s license as soon as he turns 16. But there is a problem, one J.P. knows nothing about, and one that Juan hopes can be fixed before his son finds out. 
 
In this level 3 novel, readers are presented with a wealth of vocabulary and grammatical structures while delving into family and social issues, all with the dynamic backdrop of wrestling, both the Olympic-style and that of la lucha mexicana.

 

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    "El Jersy" No.1 haters friend

    the hater is kinda true a lots of homework get on each chapter but this is kinda interesting and what block and class you in

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    "El Jerseys" #1 hater

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    Danvers ma

    average rating is 3 out of 5

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    makes me want to be dead

    we are reading this in spanish class, fucking awful. Listening to my spanish (very white) teacher read this makes me want to dig my pencils all the way up my eardrums until I cant hear a thing. When I have to answer questions about these stupid little kids and their soccer obsession that DETErmINE MY GRaDE, I think about dropping out. to all the Spanish teachers out there, making your students read this book should be considered child abuse DO NOT recommend.

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    Natalia

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    Pomfret, CT

    average rating is 3 out of 5

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    EL JERSEY:Highly Recommended

    I loved the book; my students learned a lot about Guatemala, its landscapes, and its culture through the interesting facts presented. A highly recommended novel, easy to read, that students will enjoy with every chapter

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    Aaron

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    Stamford Connecticut

    average rating is 3 out of 5

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    Germy the Germ

    This is a fantastic book. It’s written by my favorite author. She is so creative and will be writing many more fantastic books I’m sure. Grab a copy of this book and enjoy. What an adventure.

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    Brittany

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    MN

    average rating is 3 out of 5

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    Great Book!

    Great book! Comprehensible for students and lots of topics to expand on!

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    Brittany

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    MN

    average rating is 3 out of 5

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    Great Book!

    Great book! Comprehensible for students and lots of topics to expand on!

    I recommend this product.

    Martha

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    Rockport, MA

    average rating is 3 out of 5

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    La Mochila

    Love this book for my novice learners. The story is compelling - the reader HAS to keep reading because we want to know how the problem is resolved! In addition to engaging topic/action the underlying struggle that a character has in deciding what to do is great for teens to experience. I also love that it features realistic characters that are portrayed with their humanity.

    I recommend this product.

    Dina

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    Ohio

    average rating is 3 out of 5

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    Easy to understand

    This story was easy to read without being too repetitive. It is written with the novice student in mind. I love that it ties in another Francophone country for us to explore as well as "le foot"!

    I recommend this product.

    sharimac

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    WI

    average rating is 3 out of 5

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    Love El Jersey!

    I use El Jersey to enhance our 8th grade "Living on One" thematic unit after students complete a unit on Copa America. The cultural ties to Guatemala and to the Copa are endless. My students really relate to the characters.

    I recommend this product.

    Profe Pavo

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    Ohio

    average rating is 3 out of 5

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    Great addition to your FVR library

    My level 2 Spanish students enjoy this book in Spanish because it is written with vocab and structure they can understand. They also enjoy how the two worlds come together. These situations can happen to any of us. When students read this book, they are not only learning Spanish, they are learning good character.

    I recommend this product.

    Lisa

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    Virginia

    average rating is 3 out of 5

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    Cute, Simple Rom-Com

    I LOVE that this book features a black female main character. #BlackLivesMatter This is a cute, simple romantic book, written in easily accessible language for your struggling readers. The plot is predictable and uncomplicated, which is what we want from our Rom-Com books and movies, right? This book is constantly being read by my students during FVR. Love it!!

    I recommend this product.

    Lisa

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    Virginia

    average rating is 3 out of 5

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    Fun, quick read :)

    I finally got around to reading this one recently, and it was super fun to read - but it left me wanting more. It has a pretty predictable story line, but the characters are so likable, that you enjoy going on the roller coaster of emotions with them. I LOVE that it features LGBTQ characters. This book is on HIGH circulation in my classroom during FVR!

    I recommend this product.

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