A moving story of healing, family history and growing up. This is a must read for all middle grade fans and should be in every school library.
A beautiful story of community, destiny and choices with unexpected consequences. Erin Entrada Kelly delivers her usual finely drawn characters along with detailed world-building and a compelling quest plot. One of my favorite middle grade reads this year!
Rosa Santos is ready for change. She's ready for college, for love, for the chance to finally see the island her family came from. But old ghosts and curses don't disappear that easily and sometimes there is no way to hold onto everything. Nina Moreno has written a love letter for the nerdy girls with their planners and their dreams, who make mistakes but will always fight for their family, community and a better future. A triumph of a novel.
When Casiopea Tun opens the black chest by her ailing grandfather's bed, she expects to find dust and not much else. She definitely doesn't expect to release the Mayan death god or that she'll end up helping him on his quest to recover his missing body parts and defeat his twin brother. As they journey from Yucatan to Mexico City, the US and then Baja, Casiopea has to decide what she's willing to sacrifice and how much she really wants to escape her family and village. A thrilling, atmospheric fantasy, perfect for fans of Spinning Silver and American Gods.