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Written in Past Tense · Nonfiction Suspense
198 Unique Words – Novice-high
300 Unique Words – Intermediate-low
What if we could UNsee an event? What if we could UNexperience a tragedy? For 14 year old Brayan that would mean an end to his fear and paranoia and the return to his home, friends and family. Unfortunately, what Brayan has witnessed has left him alone and fleeing for his life. Will the hope of a better life far beyond the borders of Guatemala be enough to keep him safe? This is the true story of Brayan’s struggle for survival and his quest to rebuild a new life after losing everything.
Paralelo 38: La 4.a expedición de John C. Frémont- Comprehension-based™ Reader
by René Frazee
Written in Present Tense · Nonfiction
208 Unique Words
Fourteen-year-old Ted McNabb is thrilled that he has been invited to be part of John C. Frémont’s Fourth Expedition, thanks to his Uncle Alexis. Although he is excited, Ted is a bit nervous after hearing rumors of dangerous wild animals and unwelcoming indigenous people. He has no idea that there are much bigger obstacles to face and that his greatest fears may prove to be his greatest assets. In fact, his life may depend on them! This compelling story is based on the true account of Frémont’s Fourth Expedition along the 38th Parallel.
Written in Past tense · Historical Fiction
275 Unique Words
After divorcing, Mario’s mother must uproot the family to find work. Mario struggles with the thought of moving, until he experiences the benefits of his mother’s new job at a fruit company. His new life includes an almost unlimited supply of bananas and a series of new adventures. However, Mario develops a great distaste for bananas once he sees the REAL harvest of the banana plantations.
Minerva – Comprehension-based™ Reader
by Nelly Andrade-Hughes
Written in Past Tense · Historical Fiction
275 Unique Words
Even as a young girl growing up in Ojo de Agua, Dominican Republic, Minerva Mirabal had a keen sense of justice, and was never afraid to stand up for the powerless. Not surprisingly, the tenacious young woman became a lawyer and an activist. However, as the threats of a tyrannical dictatorship edged closer to her own home and family, her refusal to be silent became more dangerous. This is the inspiring account of one woman and her sisters, the “Butterflies,” who defied their fear and raised their voices, courageously becoming an inspiration to the world.
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