A Library for Juana

By The Horn Book

This lightly fictionalized picture-book biography paints a vivid portrait of Mexican author Sor (Sister) Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648–1695), then keeper of one of the largest libraries in the Americas. Watercolor and gouache illustrations lend a sunny, idyllic feel to Juana’s Mexico. Back matter includes an author’s note and a glossary for the interspersed Spanish words.