Mi propio auto, by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray
17-year-old Ben Sullivan, from San Jose, California, was determined to have his own car. He thought his parents were going to give him one for his birthday. But they had a surprise for him. Part of the present was a trip to El Salvador, a country that Ben wasn’t interested in at all. Ben wanted to spend the summer with his friends, his girlfriend and his video games. Instead, resigned to his fate, he left to spend the summer in El Salvador. While there he had a variety of experiences in a culture different from his own. Ben came to understand life quite differently.