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The Moon Within

By Aida Salazar   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338283372 Hardcover
240 Pages | 5.73" x 7.79" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338283396 Ebook
240 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

A stunning debut told with the sensitivity, humour, and brilliant verse of new talent Aida Salazar.

Celi Rivera's life swirls with questions. About her changing body. Her first attraction to a boy. Her best friend's exploration of what it means to be genderfluid.

But most of all, her mother's insistence she have a moon ceremony when her first period arrives. It's an ancient Mexica ritual that Mima and her community have reclaimed, but Celi would rather do just about anything than talk about herself like that with other people. Can she find the power within herself to take a stand for who she wants to be?

 

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Praise for The Moon Within:

* “…provides a unique perspective on gender fluidity and the bonds of unbreakable friendship." — School Library Journal, starred review