Join for the launch of The Moon Within, with a reading by Oakland author Aida Salazar plus a special bomba dance and drum performance by local youth artists! Signed books will be available for purchase by local bookseller, Booklandia.
The Moon Within
Celi Rivera's life swirls with questions. About her changing body. Her first attraction to a boy. And 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 ancestral Mexica ritual that Mima and her community have reclaimed, but Celi promises she will NOT be participating. Can she find the power within herself to take a stand for who she wants to be?
This dazzling middle grade story, told with the sensitivity, humor, and brilliant verse of debut talent Aida Salazar, has received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews!
Aida Salazar is a writer, arts advocate and home-schooling mother whose writings for adults and children explore issues of identity and social justice. She lives with her family of artists in a teal house in Oakland, CA.
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Date(s) - 02/26/19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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