Felipe Alou desde los valles a las montañas

Felipe Alou desde los valles a las montañas
comprehension-based™ reader
Felipe Alou beat overwhelming odds to become one of baseball's greatest players.

Level 2 and up / Novice Mid — Intermediate Low


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.

The low unique word count and high-frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) in the Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Felipe Alou: Desde los valles a las montañas’, make this an ideal read for beginning Spanish students. Each page is loaded with cognates (words that are similar in English and Spanish), recycled vocabulary, and illustrations, which makes this read highly comprehensible.


  • Levels 2 and up
  • Past tense
  • Unique word count: 150
  • Total word count: 6500
  • Page count: 60
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Bundles
  • A 585-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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