Summer of the Mariposas

By Mamiverse

Beautifully intermingling Mexican folklore, religious beliefs and customs with information on the ancient Aztec culture, this riveting story of the journey from girlhood to adulthood is alternately terrifying, affecting, and laugh out loud funny. . . . In twenty-two chapters, each named for a Loteria card, this family grows on the reader. Read it and re-read it with your children. Talk about it, and you’ll be talking about life itself, that, as the author reminds us in her forward, ‘…however brief [is] beautiful.’”

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