NI E U W | Beginners | Laritza
LARITZA – by Kristy Placido
Sixteen year old Laritza is never happier than when she is singing. When she and her undocumented father move to a new town, she is thrilled that the choir director at her new school has noticed her talent. She is encouraged to audition for a solo and is also excited to compete in ‘Elmerton Idol,’ a school-wide singing competition. When racist bullies try to undermine Laritza’s success, she loses heart. Can she find happiness in her new school in spite of the obstacles she faces?
The exceptionally low unique word count and high frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) in the Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Laritza’, make this an ideal read for very beginning Spanish students. Each page is loaded with cognates (words that are similar in English and Spanish), recycled vocabulary, and illustrations, which makes this read highly comprehensible. Enjoy the story! The more you enjoy it, the more you will acquire Spanish without even realizing it! We hope you enjoy reading your way to FLUENCY!