Our Next Good Read. . .The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

Join us December 2nd at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book.  We The Girl Who Could Silence the Windare reading The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind (Ages 12 and up) by Meg Medina.

Here’s a sneak peek into the book: (from Goodreads)

Sixteen-year-old Sonia Ocampo was born on the night of the worst storm Tres Montes had ever seen. And when the winds mercifully stopped, an unshakable belief in the girl’s protective powers began. All her life, Sonia has been asked to pray for sick mothers or missing sons, as worried parents and friends press silver milagros in her hands. Sonia knows she has no special powers, but how can she disappoint those who look to her for solace?

Still, her conscience is heavy, so when she gets a chance to travel to the city and work in the home of a wealthy woman, she seizes it. At first, Sonia feels freedom in being treated like all the other girls. But when news arrives that her beloved brother has disappeared while looking for work, she learns to her sorrow that she can never truly leave the past or her family behind.

With deeply realized characters, a keen sense of place, a hint of magical realism, and a flush of young romance, Meg Medina tells the tale of a strongwilled, warmhearted girl who dares to face life’s harsh truths as she finds her real power.

Be sure to get entered in our drawing for a free copy of the book!! All you have to do is comment on any blog post by November 24th!

We’ll also be raffling off a copy of January’s featured book, Colibrí (Ages 12 and up)Join us that evening to be entered!

We hope to see you on December 2nd!

6 thoughts on “Our Next Good Read. . .The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

    • I just finished it and really enjoyed it. I’m writing our Educator’s Guide now. I love both versions of the cover. The UK’s version is different, but just as striking (at least to me).

  1. This book swept me away…where magical realism carries the reader through a sorrowful tale that bravely explores harsh realities for underprivileged families struggling to make ends meet in Mexico. I felt as though I was floating at the end of chapter one. The book carefully and fluidly transplants the reader to a journey through the eyes of a young girl who ultimately learns to believe in and transform herself in ways she never believed possible. The closing of the book truly brought tears to my eyes. THANKS to Katrina for YET ANOTHER great pick!

    • As we talked about at book group, I couldn’t agree with you more! Can’t wait to hear what your students think if you decide to use the book as a read aloud. It was so wonderful to see you all last night.

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