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Everyone loves compelling stories and the true story of “Los 33” is definitely compelling. The account of the 33 men trapped in a mine in Chile in 2010 is one that most high school students are not aware of, which is one of the reasons I wanted to share it with my Spanish 4/5 students this fall. I remember distinctly watching the news coverage of the event and talking about it in class with my students at the time. Kristy Placido recently wrote a collection of six biographies in Vidas impactantes, including one about Luis Urzúa, a shift supervisor for a mine in the Atacama Desert. Urzúa and the men of his mining crew spent almost 70 days trapped while their families anxiously waited above ground for their rescue.