The second novel in an easy series of Spanish novels for 1st- or 2nd-year students. Patricia, a 15-year-old girl from Guatemala, goes to California as an exchange student. She lives with a caring American family but encounters prejudice at school, especially from a girl named Debbie. By chance Patricia finds Debbie in a dangerous situation. She acts quickly and decisively to rescue her. The two girls become fast friends, and eventually Debbie goes to Guatemala to visit Patricia and her family.