Training Session #3: Cool Reads for Hot Days- Resources for your Spanish Classroom
It's time for a mental break! Let's kick the weekend off with some summer pleasure reads. Enjoy!
Historias de mujeres by Rosa Montero
Anecdotes about exceptional women told through the narrative of one of most accomplished writers in Spanish today. Includes stories from the lives of important women such as Frida Kahlo, the Bronte sisters, Simone de Beauvoir, Agatha Christie and others.
El reino animal by Sergio Ramírez
The stories in this book invite us to meet animals that come alive, think, feel and are totally aware of their own limits. From articles to fables, this author achieves richness with humor and irony. Whether they are metaphors of fate, extraordinary or routine appearances, the creatures in this book reflect our own humanity.
El lápiz del carpintero by Manuel Rivas
This novel has been a best seller in Spain and has been translated to various languages. Written by one of the most admired contemporary Spanish writers, and set during the dark days of the Spanish Civil War, the novel charts the linked destinies of a doctor, a girl and a painter through the painter’s pencil.
La fiesta del chivo by Mario Vargas Llosa
Based on the historical facts of the last days of one of the most tyrannical dictators of Latin America, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, Vargas Llosa masterfully recounts the story of Urania Cabral, who returns to the Dominican Republic during this time to confront a terrifying past. This is a must read for lovers of historical fiction. The novel was made into a movie of the same name in 2006, starring Isabella Rossellini, Steven Bauer, Juan Diego Botto and David Zayas, and is available on DVD.
Vlad by Carlos Fuentes
This is a must for lovers of vampire stories! This is a clever retelling(with a few original twists) of the Dracula story, but set in Mexico City. A lesser known but delicious masterpiece by the acclaimed Mexican author.
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