The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind
The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind
Written by Meg Medina
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763646024
ISBN-13: 9780763646028
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The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

author: Meg Medina

Sixteen-year-old Sonia Ocampo was born on the night of the worst storm Tres Montes had ever seen. And when the winds mercifully stopped, an unshakable belief in the girl’s protective powers began. All her life, Sonia has been asked to pray for sick mothers or missing sons, as worried parents and friends press silver milagros in her hands. Sonia knows she has no special powers, but how can she disappoint those who look to her for solace? Still, her conscience is heavy, so when she gets a chance to travel to the city and work in the home of a wealthy woman, she seizes it. At first, Sonia feels freedom in being treated like all the other girls. But when news arrives that her beloved brother has disappeared while looking for work, she learns to her sorrow that she can never truly leave the past or her family behind. With deeply realized characters, a keen sense of place, a hint of magical realism, and a flush of young romance, Meg Medina tells the tale of a strongwilled, warmhearted girl who dares to face life’s harsh truths as she finds her real power.

Sonia’s entire village believes she has a gift, but it’s only in leaving home that she finds out who she truly is. A compelling tale from a rich new voice in young adult fiction.
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763646024 / 9780763646028
on sale date:
03/2012
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
256 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
People & Places; Family; Love & Romance;
author’s comments:
Meg Medina is the author of Tía Isa Wants a Car, illustrated by Claudio Muñoz. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, she grew up in Queens, New York, and now lives in Richmond, Virginia.
 
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