Petra reist nach Kalifornien, by Blaine Ray
Petra is a 15-year-old girl from the German Island of Rugen who goes to California as an exchange student. She lives with a caring American family but encounters prejudice at school, especially from a girl named Debbie. By chance Petra finds Debbie in a dangerous situation. She acts quickly and decisively to rescue her. This incident and what happens afterwards profoundly affects both girls. Petra reist nach Kalifornien is written completely in German and can be read without difficulty by second or third semester students. Brief and captivating!