by Virginia Hildebrandt
Almost 15 years old, Xóchitl is desperate to experience life outside of her rural village in Guatemala. American magazines and English classes are a welcome distraction from her mundane existence of cleaning, cooking and caring for younger siblings. Her daydreams turn into reality when she is offered the incredible invitation to study in the United States.
Will Xóchitl be able to adapt to a lifestyle, climate and culture so different from what she knows?
Will this once in a lifetime opportunity be cut short by tragedy at home, her lack of money or mean girls at Roselawn High School?
Designed for novice-mid to novice-high readers or intermediate level Spanish students, this book can be enjoyed on its own, it is recommended to read Las Lágrimas de Xóchitl first, in order to fully appreciate the cultural perspectives of the people and places portrayed in Los Sueños de Xóchitl.
Extensive Teacher Guide available.