Luca is a nine-year-old boy from Germany. He is visiting his aunt, who is a biologist studying butterflies in the Peruvian rainforest. One day, a boy brings a sick baby monkey to Luca's aunt's house. The boy wants Luca's aunt to help the baby monkey, but his aunt says no. What will happen to the baby monkey?
This story was inspired by the five months I spent along the Amazon River doing research for my M.A. thesis. It is free for 48 hours to spread awareness of animal trafficking. After this, it will become a paid product, with 50% of the proceeds going to an animal rescue organization in Peru.
This story is appropriate for Spanish 1 students at the end of the year (with some scaffolding) and Spanish 2 students.