El pequeño ángel de Colombia is the extraordinary true story of Albeiro Vargas, a Colombian boy famous for his magnificent humanitarian work.

Albeiro is only six when he starts playing and taking care of his ill grandfather. After his death, Albeiro befriends some elderly neighbors in Ciudad Norte, an impoverished area of Bucaramanga, Colombia, where he lives. Albeiro soon finds out that many of his elderly friends are in desperate need for help. He recruits a group of children to help with the care of the continually growing group of seniors in need. His dedication to protect vulnerable elders grows over the years. This novella tells the story of Albeiro’s compassionate work, and each chapter of this book shows a different stage of his childhood and achievements. When Albeiro comes of age, he has fulfilled his dreams. His life is a lesson in humanity and perseverance.

This book is an easy reader Spanish novella for second level students. It’s almost entirely in the past tense. A special feature of this novella is that usted is used a lot. This is the way everyone speaks in Bucaramanga, Colombia, where this story takes place. A full glossary for each of the nine chapters is included, and photos document this inspiring true story in each chapter.

Targeted Level:

  • Level 2
  • Unique word count: 290
  • Total word count: 3,000