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(Sticks & Stones)
Selling Points: Self respect
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Mar/01/2008
Lexile Level: 540L
Fry Reading Level: 3.6
Spanish Ages 12+
Availability: In stock.
Ralph dejó de mirarme y fijó la vista en otro chico.
—¿Qué crees, Scott... le damos un siete?
Scott me miró de arriba a abajo.
—¿Un siete? A lo mejor.
—En su mejor día, quizás —dijo otro chico.
—Ah, ¿en un buen día como el viernes?
—¿Cómo el viernes pasado? —completó Ralph.
Todos se echaron a reír otra vez.
—Todos ustedes son unos cerdos. —les dije.
Jujube is thrilled when Brent asks her out. She is not so happy when the rumors start flying at school. Pretty soon her name is showing up on bathroom walls and everyone is snickering and sniping. When her mother gets involved, Jujube's reputation takes another hit. Deciding that someone has to take a stand, Jujube gathers all the other girls who are labelled sluts—and worse—and tries to impress on her fellow students the damage that can be done by assigning a label that reduces a person to an object.
Orca Soundings have long been popular with English readers aged 12 and up looking for high-interest fiction. Now these best-selling novels for reluctant readers are available in professional Spanish translations. Geared to reluctant or non-readers in grades 7 and up, these contemporary novels, with plots and characters teens can relate to, are sure to be a hit with ELL students, those learning Spanish and those struggling with English.
Written at a grade 2.0 to 4.5 reading level, these exact translations will complement the existing English versions.
Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media - May 1, 2011
"Written at a level accessible to most middle school students and is an excellent resource for ELL and struggling readers...This book will fly off the shelf."
Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee - May 1, 2009
"It is not written specifically with a Latino theme, but the problem is universal and will interest students who are native speakers of Spanish or those who are fairly fluent...A good story and will be a useful and popular title for libraries."
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