The Moon Within

About the Author: Aida Salazar

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Read The Moon Within  – theheartwork.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • The Moon Within
  • Aida Salazar
  • 14 March 2017

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 A dazzling story told with the sensitivity, humor, and brilliant verse of debut talent Aida Salazar. Read The Moon Within – theheartwork.co.uk

10 thoughts on “The Moon Within

  1. David says:

    A beautiful, touching, powerful, important novel in verse As the parent of a queer daughter who struggled with her own physical transformation, I would have loved to have had this book for her Parents, young girls, and xochihuah everywhere are going to benefit from Aida ...

  2. Yamile Méndez says:

    I had the privilege of reading this story still in manuscript form and I m overcome by admiration, love, and Hope This is such a needed story that will bless kids lives forever I love it and I can t wait for it to be out in the world

  3. Alicia (A Kernel of Nonsense) says:

    I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher which does not influence my review The Moon Within, Aida Salazar s middle grade debut, is a novel I wish I could gift my eleven year old self Celi is on the brink of turning twelve and she, along with the world around her, is changing faster than she can keep track of Her body is already changing and with it, the promise of a period Not something she is looking forward to, especially with her mom s recent interest in their Mexica herit I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher which does not influence my review The Moon Within, Aida Salazar s middle grade debut, is a novel I wish I could gift my eleven ...

  4. Rachel Rickard says:

    There is so much to love about this coming of age verse novel, including its excellent author s note that calls readers to thoughtfully engage with the book s subject matter Though I found some poems to be less effective than others, The Moon Within is, as a whole, beautifully written, and I was especially impressed by the ways in which Salazar writes about colonialism and reclamation of indigenous rituals and beliefs for a middle grade audience This book trusts child readers so much, and that There is so much to love about this coming of age verse novel, including its excellent author s note that calls readers to thoughtfully engage with the book s subject matter Tho...

  5. Adriana (SaltyBadgerBooks) says:

    This was such a great book in body, self love, friendship, family, community, and acceptance There is so much to say and learn from this book It s written in verse making it a fast read, but it was amazing The way she describes the dancing and music, to the way she taps into Celi s inner conflicts.

  6. Carolina says:

    this was so stunning, i could cry this is the book i needed as a preteen.actual rating 4.5 5 stars

  7. Kathie says:

    ALL THE STARS Thank you to the author and the publisher for sending me an ARC of this book It was one of my most anticipated middle grade books of 2019, and although its early in the year, I have a hard time believing it won t be on a list of my very favorites at the end of the year.Celi is at the age where her body is starting to develop into that of a young woman Her mother is so excited about these changes, and proudly points them out to the family, but Celi is mortified She wants noth ALL THE STARS Thank you to the author and the publisher for sending me an ARC of this book It was one of my most anticipated middle grade books of 2019, and although its early in the year, I have a hard time believing it won t be on a...

  8. Deanna says:

    2019, Realistic, verse novel, coming of age, familyCeli s body is changing and her mother celebrates these changes even tho Celi is embarrassed about them She is wearing a bra, growing hair in different places and is waiting to get her period reminds me of Judy Blume s books from my childhood I had never compared or thought about the moon cycle and a female cycle Celi has her first boy crush and like any tween wants to haveaccess to technology I love that Celi s parents hide the ta 2019, Realistic, verse novel, coming of age, familyCeli s body is changing and her mother celebrates the...

  9. Francesca Flores says:

    This book was gorgeous

  10. NoNieqa Ramos says:

    A sacred celebratory text that grants every child the right to safe passage in their journey of self discovery The ancestors smile on this work Buying a class set ASAP.