The Queen of Water
Authors: Farinango, Maria Virginia & Resau, Laura
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Grade: 7 - 12
Synopsis: For fans of I Am Malala comes this poignant novel based on the true story of one girl's unforgettable journey to self-discovery.
*An ALA Amelia Bloomer Selection*
*An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book*
Born in an Andean village in Ecuador, Virginia lives with her family in a small, earthen-walled dwelling. In her Indigenous community, it is not uncommon to work in the fields all day, even as a child, or to be called a longa tonta—stupid Indian—by members of the privileged class of mestizos, or Spanish descendants. When seven-year-old Virginia is taken from her home to be a servant to a mestizo couple, she has no idea what the future holds.
In this poignant novel based on her own story, the inspiring María Virginia Farinango has collaborated with acclaimed author Laura Resau to recount one girl's unforgettable journey to find her place in the world. It will make you laugh and cry, and ultimately, it will fill you with hope.
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