Staff Picks: Books

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL catalog.

The Queen of Water

I felt like I had walked in Virginia’s shoes when I finished the book The Queen of Water by Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango. Based on a true story, it’s about a young Quchan Indian girl named Virginia whose parents sent her to work as an indentured servant for an upper-class “mestigo” family when she was seven years old.

I learned so much about the culture of Ecuador and experienced all kinds of emotions like anger, despair, happiness, joy, pride and sadness. This fiction teen book about Virginia’s incredible journey to self-discovery will captivate the reader.


The Queen of Water
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