Latina writer of books for kids of all ages.

The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

 

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The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

Candlewick Press, 2012

Hardcover, paperback, e-book, audio
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4602-8 (hardcover)
978-0-7636-6419-0 (paperback)
Young adult fiction

 

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Synopsis:

Sonia is a miner’s daughter in Tres Montes. Born under the most unusual circumstances, she’s believed to have special powers to heal and save But what if it’s all a lie? What is she willing to risk in order to have a future on her own terms?

Awards

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Best Books 2013 Bank Street College, ages 12 – 14 Full list here.

Finalist(Best YA Fiction/Eng.)  International Latino Book Award

Reviews

Shelf Awareness

“Meg Medina (Tía Isa Wants a Car) creates a clear role for each of her characters, and the descriptions of life in Tres Montes immerse readers in the villagers’ daily rhythm. Sonia’s satisfying story of self-discovery combines friendship, family, love and adventure. A book for those fond of alluring storytelling.”

“Imbued with just the right amount of magical realism and adventure with characters that readers will long remember after the last page. An empowering tale of truth and lies.”

Jamie Campbell Naidoo, Ph.D.

School of Library & Information Studies, University of Alabama

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Additional Materials

Sample Chapter The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

Discussion guide here.

Audio version review in Publishers Weekly.

Read about how the book became a community project in Richmond, VA

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