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The moon within / Aida Salazar.

Salazar, Aida, author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library J SAL (Text) 33500013017900 New Available -
Crookston Public Library J SAL (Text) 33500013017918 New Available -
Greenbush Public Library j SAL (Text) 35500006138869 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338283372
  • ISBN: 1338283375
  • ISBN: 9781338283389
  • ISBN: 1338283383
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Eleven-year-old (nearly twelve) Celi Rivera, who is a mix of Black-Puerto Rican-Mexican Indian is uncomfortable about her approaching period, and the changes that are happening to her body; she is horrified that her mother wants to hold a traditional public moon ceremony to celebrate the occasion--until she finds out that her best friend Magda is contemplating an even more profound change of life.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1
    Celi's body is signaling changes, and all signs point to puberty. Her proud mother intends to hold a moon ceremony with family and close friends, an event for women to honor her first menstruation and give her advice, as well as empower her as she moves into this new phase in her life. This story is told in beautiful poems, using imagery and free verse to convey the tale, and it's narrated from the perspective of Celi, who starts off quite against the ceremony. In the time leading up to her first period, she also makes a few poor decisions towards her best friend, who announces their gender fluidity and needs her support more than ever. This is a lovely, relatable story about anyone who is torn between their impulses—fueled by frustration or anger—and the desire to do what's right by family and friends, especially when it's difficult. The words really use up the space on the pages in creative ways, and the author reveals cultural aspects of Latinx (especially Xicana) and Caribbean peoples in rich detail. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Aida Salazar is a writer, arts advocate, and home-schooling mother who grew up in South East LA. She received an MFA in Writing from the California Institute of the Arts, and her writings have appeared in publications such as the Huffington Post, Women and Performance: Journal of Feminist Theory, and Huizache Magazine. Her short story, By the Light of the Moon, was adapted into a ballet by the Sonoma Conservatory of Dance and is the first Xicana-themed ballet in history. Aida lives with her family of artists in a teal house in Oakland, CA.

Subject: Racially mixed children > Juvenile fiction.
Racially mixed families > Juvenile fiction.
Puberty > Rites and ceremonies > Juvenile fiction.
Menstrual cycle > Rites and ceremonies > Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Juvenile fiction.
Transgender children > Juvenile fiction.
Life change events > Juvenile fiction.
Best friends > Juvenile fiction.
Novels in verse.
Racially mixed people > Fiction.
Puberty > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Transgender people > Fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Best friends.
Life change events.
Mothers and daughters.
Racially mixed children.
Racially mixed families.
Transgender children.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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