La vida es complicada

Leonardo is a Venezuelan engineer who lives and works for a U.S. petroleum company in Florida. He is used to solving problems in his work life. In fact, he is really good at it. He is so good that the company is going to honor him at a special event. But Leonardo’s problem-solving skills are put to the test when he is forced to deal with family issues, both with his son in Florida, and back home in Venezuela where his daughter still lives with her family.

 

In Venezuela Gustavo was a doctor and a prominent member of the community. He and his wife were living a good life with their two boys - at least until the accident. Unable to deal with the loss of his wife and younger son, Gustavo is forced to leave Venezuela behind and start anew with his older son at his parents’ home in Florida. Sad and angry with his new reality in the United States he tries to numb his pain and in doing so, alienates his parents and his son, Samuel.

 

Samuel had just started high school a couple of years ago when his mom and brother died in an accident in Venezuela. Like his father he is still sad and angry, but Samuel always has his music. Rock music. He loves his guitar and how playing it makes him feel: free. As if losing half of his family wasn’t enough of a burden, Samuel also has to contend with the typical teen issues - especially when it comes to relationships. And these relationships, while accepted by both of his grandparents, are the cause of some huge problems between Samuel and his father. 

 

How will the men of the Medina family navigate it all?

 

This level 1 book is available on Amazon and here as a digital flipbook with audio.

 

This book has 5600 words, 310 unique.  It is written as a template to help students craft a personal essay, as each of the characters takes steps to create his own in each of the three first chapters. 

 

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Aaron

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Stamford Connecticut

2/27/2021, 11:26:59 PM

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

8/28/2020, 2:14:07 PM

Great Book!

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

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MN

8/28/2020, 2:13:10 PM

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

8/11/2020, 3:51:43 PM

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

Location:

Ohio

8/11/2020, 12:29:18 PM

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

8/11/2020, 2:16:33 AM

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.

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Ohio