Prietita and the Ghost Woman (Prietita Y la Llorona)by Gloria Anzaldua, Maya Christina Gonzalez (Illustrator), Maya Christina Gonzalez (Illustrator), Maya Christina Gonzalez (Illustrator)
Ever since she can remember, Prietita has heard frightening stories aboutla Lloronathe legendary ghost woman who steals children at night. One day, when Prietita goes in search of the missing herb that can help cure her mother’s illness, she becomes lost in the woods. Suddenly she hears a distant crying sound and sees flashes of white in the trees. Could it be the ghost woman from her grandmother's stories? In her second book for children, Gloria Anzaldúa reinterprets the famous Mexican legend ofla Llorona, the ghost woman. Surrounded by the live oak and prickly pear of the Texas woods, Prietita discovers thatla Lloronais not what people expect. In this magical story, Prietita's search for the healing rue plant turns into a powerful journey of self-discovery.
Meet the Author
MAYA CHRISTINA GONZALEZ is an acclaimed fine artist, educator, and illustrator of children's books, and collaborator with Alarcón on most of his children’s poetry books. Gonzalez’s numerous books featuring Latino characters have received recognition from the Pura Belpré Award, Américas Award, Notable Books for a Global Society, International Latino Books Awards, and more. Shelives in San Francisco, California, with her two daughters and her husband.
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