Claro de Luna (Hardcover)

Claro de Luna By Elizabeth Santiago, McKenzie Mayle (Illustrator), Cecilia Molinari (Translator) Cover Image

Claro de Luna (Hardcover)

By Elizabeth Santiago, McKenzie Mayle (Illustrator), Cecilia Molinari (Translator)

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Ta na, una joven de catorce a os, acaba de enterarse que es descendiente de una larga l nea de fuertes mujeres ta nas. Pero, le ayudar esto a traer paz y justicia a su familia y comunidad?

Fourteen-year-old Ta na just learned that she is a descendant of a long line of strong Ta no women, but will knowing this help her bring peace and justice to her family and community?

A pesar de su nombre, Ta na P rez no sabe nada de su herencia ta na, ni ha intentado nunca aprender. Al fin y al cabo, c mo podr a ayudar la historia antigua de Puerto Rico con todo lo que est pasando? Hay constantes problemas en la escuela y en su barrio, han echado a su hermano mayor de casa y, como su madre est trabajando, le toca a ella sola cuidar de su hermano peque o y de su abuela anciana. Es mucho para una ni a de catorce a os.

Pero la vida da un giro radical cuando su abuela le dice que es descendiente directa de Anacaona, la bienamada l der ta na, guerrera y poeta, que fue asesinada por los espa oles en 1503. La abuela tambi n le regala un amuleto y un cem y le dice que ha llegado el momento de asumir su poder como las mujeres que la precedieron. Pero es eso posible? La gente como ella apenas consigue salir de sus circunstancias, y los problemas de su hogar y de su comunidad son mucho m's grandes de lo que Ta na puede manejar. O lo son?

Un relato moderno intercalado con cap tulos hist ricos, Claro de luna ofrece a los lectores una poderosa historia de lucha, esperanza y liberaci n colectiva del pueblo puertorrique o y ta no.

Despite her name, Ta na Perez doesn't know anything about her Ta no heritage, nor has she ever tried to learn. After all, how would ancient Puerto Rican history help with everything going on? There's constant trouble at school and in her neighborhood, her older brother was kicked out of the house, and with her mom at work, she's left alone to care for her little brother and aging grandmother. It's a lot for a fourteen-year-old to manage.

But life takes a wild turn when her abuela tells her she is a direct descendant of Anacaona, the beloved Ta no leader, warrior, and poet, who was murdered by the Spanish in 1503. Abuela also gives her an amulet and a zemi and says that it's time for her to step into her power like the women who came before her. But is that even possible? People like her hardly make it out of their circumstances, and the problems in her home and community are way bigger than Ta na can manage. Or are they?

A modern tale with interstitial historical chapters, The Moonlit Vine brings readers a powerful story of the collective struggle, hope, and liberation of Puerto Rican and Ta no peoples.

Product Details ISBN: 9781643796512
ISBN-10: 1643796518
Publisher: Tu Books
Publication Date: May 30th, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: Spanish