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El pelo incontrolable - Level 1 - Spanish

El pelo incontrolable - Level 1 - Spanish

Grace V. Sotomayor Mantri

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By: Grace V. Sotomayor Mantri

Maritza Reyes can control a lot of things. She can control her grades, her calendar, her perfectly color-coded closet… but there’s one thing she can’t seem to control: her hair. And hair is a big deal in her Puerto Rican community.

But Maritza has a plan! She ALWAYS has a plan. Maritza’s ready to debut her fabulous, new look. That is, until the most unlikely events threaten to ruin her look and her best day ever.

Somebody help Maritza before she loses control of herself!

This is the perfect story for anyone who has ever struggled with self-acceptance. Join Maritza on a journey towards letting go, finding peace, and liking ourselves just the way we are.

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Language: Spanish
Level: Novice Low to Novice High
Target Audience: 4th-8th graders
Unique Words: 240
Total Word Count: 949
Target Structures: tiene, tengo, quiere, quiero, hay, le gusta, me gusta

©2024. Spanish. Level 1. Middle school. 8.5 x 11 inches. Softcover. 65 Pages

SKU: 8B3047
ISBN: 978-0-7560-6898-1

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Grace V. Sotomayor Mantri

About the Author
Grace V. Sotomayor Mantri is an educator with over 10 years of experience teaching the Spanish language to all levels and ages, specializing in elementary and middle school-aged students. Born in Puerto Rico and raised stateside, Grace’s experiences of in-betweenness and multifaceted diversity within her own family have shaped not only her identity, but also her pedagogy, as she gives her students a window to a world often different from their own. She is a TEDx Creative Coast 2019 speaker, a curriculum designer, and the Cultural Competence and Empathy director of her school community. Apart from being a heritage speaker, Grace went on to study and acquire French at university as well as Polish while living abroad in Łódź (pronounced “Wooj”), Poland. Grace’s next challenge is to learn Bengali, the native language of her favorite human, also known as her husband, DJ, of Indian nationality. She values family, community, her faith, and humanity. Grace is passionate about equipping each teacher she meets with the confidence to teach using Acquisition Driven Instruction.

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Lorena @ Voces
An amazing way to develop life skills

We read this amazing book with my kids and it was such an amazing experience. My daughter felt so identified with Maritsa and all the emotions she goes through in the story. She also understood that having her hair in multiple styles is awesome. She embraced and appreciated her curly hair even more. I love how this story supports life skills that we all need to reflect on from early childhood. I highly recommend this book and I know your students will enjoy it.