La joven maestra y la gran serpiente
The young teacher was assigned to a school in the Amazon jungle, where she arrived laden with her books. Her students liked her reading stories to them the most. Then they would take them home, and the mothers and grandmothers, although they did not know how to read, would look at those books with curiosity. The inhabitants of the jungle villages used to tell many legends, but at that time the young teacher believed that they were just that: legends. Accustomed to the city and books, the young teacher will have a culture shock when she encounters a different reality. But she will soon realize that she is not the only one who has things to teach. This book is a tribute to Latin American women teachers, who give up everything to pursue the dream of education, but also to the legends of the most remote villages, which their people have passed down through generations, thus preserving their cultural richness and popular wisdom.