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Reading Together 2012 Blog

Your next reading journey

Once you've journeyed Into the Beautiful North with Nayeli and her friends, you may want to return to the warmth and culture of Mexico with another story featuring a strong female hero.  You will find all you search for in The Hummingbird's Daughter, Luis Alberto Urrea's 2005 novelization of his great-aunt Teresita's coming of age.  Teresita, who was renowned for her healing powers, was considered a saint by many.

The novel has elements of fairy tale, travelogue, western, magical realism, folklore, and explores issues of gender, class, faith, race, nationality, marriage, education, patriotism, and power  This book will make you laugh and cry, and savor Urrea's lyrical, imaginative prose.  When finished with this book, continue the adventure with Urrea's latest novel, a sequel titled Queen of America.

At the writing of this blog post, we only have one copy of The Hummingbird's Daughter in our catalog, but more are on the way!  Place a hold to be on the list for when these additional copies arrive.


The Hummingbird's Daughter