Life becomes ever more complicated for Ximena as she approaches her 15th birthday. Increased pressures and challenges at school, her parents’ struggle to afford her quinceatilde;era/em, a newfound relationship with her biological dad–how will she navigate all of the drama?Level 2br /Unique Words: 420br /Total Words: 8,800br /Tense(s): presentbr /Glossary: yesCopyright 2019. Spanish. Level 2. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 116 pages.img alt=”” src=”//aedownload.net/teachersdiscovery/images/Author_Jennifer_Degenhardt.jpg” style=”float: left; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 0px 6px; height: 155px; padding-right: 10px;” /About the AuthorJennifer Degenhardt taught middle and high school Spanish for 24 years. She decided to combine her language skills with storytelling, specifically involving kids and culture. Her books highlight cultural, social, economic, and political themes necessary for continued conversation, both inside and outside the classroom. She hopes her stories will provide a platform for discussion, as anything can be solved–to some degree–with a conversation.