La balanza inclinada


Este es el reino de la balanza inclinada: Mientras el rey elige el terreno más frondoso para construir su castillo, el resto de los habitantes debe conformarse con lugares secos y sombríos; mientras el soberano y la corte llenan sus platos de comida deliciosa, el pueblo no tiene nada para comer… 

This is the kingdom of tipped scales: While the king chooses the lushest land to build his castle, the rest of the inhabitants must settle for dry and shady places; While the sovereign and the court fill their plates with delicious food, the people have nothing to eat...

Author: Paulina Jara & Cristian Garrido

Reading Grade Level: 2ND - 3RD, 3RD - 4TH

Type of Spanish Book: Authentic

Type of Book: Picture

Fiction or Nonfiction: Fiction

Pages:  36

Cover: Hard Cover

Year Published: 2021

Teacher Comment(s):

"This story of a king who has a balance which he has used to divide the kingdom "equally," is a great illustration of inequality. The brave boy in the story confronts the king about the imbalance. It is a great read-aloud to spark discussion on inequalities and why and how they exist. Its message is profound but definitely accessible to elementary-age readers."