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A dazzling story told with the sensitivity, humor, and brilliant verse of debut talent Aida Salazar. La vida de Celi Rivera esta llena de incertidumbre. Incertidumbre cuando su cuerpo comienza a cambiar. Incertidumbre cuando por primera vez se siente atraida por un chico. Incerti...dumbre cuando su mejor amigo comienza a explorar el significado de ser genero fluido . Pero, sobre todo, incertidumbre cuando su madre comienza a insistir en hacerle una ceremonia lunar cuando le llega la primera regla. Este es un antiguo ritual mexica que Mima y su comunidad han rescatado, pero Celi se promete a si misma que ella no va a formar parte de esto. ?Podra encontrar dentro de si la fuerza para tomar partido por lo que en realidad quiere ser? Celi Rivera's life swirls with questions. About her changing body. Her first attraction to a boy. And her best friend's exploration of what it means to be gender-fluid. But most of all, her mother's insistence she have a moon ceremony when her first period arrives. It's an ancestral Mexica ritual that Mima and her community have reclaimed, but Celi promises she will NOT be participating. Can she find the power within herself to take a stand for who she wants to be?Read more
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From the prolific author of The Moon Within comes the heart-wrenchingly beautiful story in verse of a young Latinx girl who learns to hold on to hope and love even in the darkest of places: a family detention center for migrants and refugees. Nine-year-old Betita knows she is a c...rane. Papi has told her the story, even before her family fled to Los Angeles to seek refuge from cartel wars in Mexico. The Aztecs came from a place called Aztlan, what is now the Southwest US, called the land of the cranes. They left Aztlan to establish their great city in the center of the universe-Tenochtitlan, modern-day Mexico City. It was prophesized that their people would one day return to live among the cranes in their promised land. Papi tells Betita that they are cranes that have come home. Then one day, Betita's beloved father is arrested by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and deported to Mexico. Betita and her pregnant mother are left behind on their own, but soon they too are detained and must learn to survive in a family detention camp outside of Los Angeles. Even in cruel and inhumane conditions, Betita finds heart in her own poetry and in the community she and her mother find in the camp. The voices of her fellow asylum seekers fly above the hatred keeping them caged, but each day threatens to tear them down lower than they ever thought they could be. Will Betita and her family ever be whole again?Read more
The dazzling story of a girl navigating friendship, family, and growing up, an Are You There God, It's Me Margaret? for the modern day, from debut author Aida Salazar.
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