Pobre Ana - Una novela breve y fácil totalmente en español - Nivel 1 - Libro A - Simple Spanish reader by Blaine Ray. The Pobre Ana book is an easy reader for first year students of 300 words. Ana is a 15-year old girl from California who leads a tough life. Her mother is always on her case. Her family does not have a lot of money, and her best friends' families are rich. She is very jealous of them. When she gets an opportunity to go to Mexico, she goes to a small city where she lives with a very nice family that is poorer than her own family. Her view of life changes and she sees everything in a different light upon her return home. Beginner students will discover they have learned a significant amount of Spanish after reading Pobre Ana in Spanish. Paperback, 41 pages.