Rival

Rival, by Mira Canion

RivalTension is mounting. Despite 500 years of the Spanish Reconquista, Christian Kings have managed to recapture only two-thirds of the Iberian Peninsula from Muslims. When Muslim leader Al-Nasir starts amassing troops from Africa, Christians declare a crusade to recruit and gather military forces in Toledo.

The epic 1212 Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa looms. With a call of duty and a sense of holy devotion Knight Templar Pedro Vega Garcia, whose secrets run deeper than his battle scars, is eager to meet his rivals. However, his immediate challenge just may be his 16-year-old niece Clara and her insatiable curiosity about Islamic and Arabic cultures.

An easy Spanish reader containing just 270 new vocabulary words and many English-Spanish cognates.

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Tumba

Tumba, by Mira Canion

An easy Spanish reader containing just 170 new vocabulary words and many English-Spanish cognates.

As the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration approaches, Alex is skittish. He should be excited but his grandma’s creepy conversations with returning spirits is nerve-racking. Some say she is a witch and Alex is beginning to believe it. However, the discovery of grandpa’s sketchbook could change his mind.

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Piratas del Caribe y el Triángulo de las Bermudas

Piratas del Caribe y el Triángulo de las Bermudas, by Carol Gaab and Christine Tiday

When Tito and his father set sail from Florida to Maryland, they have no idea that their decision to pass through the Bermuda Triangle could completely change the course of their voyage, not to mention the course of their entire lives! They soon discover that rough seas and bad weather are the least of their worries, as they become entangled in a sinister plan to control the world and subsequently become the target of Henry Morgan and his band of pirates. Will they escape from the Triangle and from the pirates, and save their new friend, Carlos, in the process?

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Felipe Alou: Desde los valles a las montañas

Felipe Alou: Desde los valles a las montañas, by Carol Gaab

Under ordinary circumstances, the odds of being struck by lightning are greater than the odds of becoming a Major League Baseball player, but Felipe Alou’s circumstances in 1955 were anything but ‘ordinary’… He was a black athlete living in the Dominican Republic, and he spoke no English- not exactly a recipe for success in the U.S., especially during the height of the civil rights movement. This is Felipe’s amazing (true) story of perseverance and determination to beat overwhelming odds and insurmountable obstacles to become one of baseball’s greatest players and managers.

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La maldición de la cabeza reducida

La maldición de la cabeza reducida, by students at Pinelands Regional Junior High School and Nathaniel Kirby

Haley and Jason think they have rid themselves of the cursed shrunken head, now that they are back home from their family trip to Peru. Their relief quickly gives way to shock, as they realize that their ordeal has only just begun. Returning the head and appeasing the Jivaro tribe has become a matter of life and death! Will Haley and Jason beat the odds?
 
 
 
 
 
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