Book Giveaway: I Lived on Butterfly Hill

¡Hola a todos!

I Lived on Butterfly Hill imageThis month we have a special book in store for you! We are giving away the novel titled I Lived on Butterfly Hill, written by Marjorie Agosín and illustrated by Lee White. This book is a winner of the 2015 Pura Belpré Author Award, and also a Commended Title of the 2015 Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. It is for ages 10-14, and it tells the story of eleven-year-old Celeste Marconi, her experiences during the beginning of the military coup in Chile, and her move to the United States due to governmental violations of liberty, danger and fear. During this time, Celeste’s parents are in hiding. It follows Celeste during and after the Pinochet regime, exposing her fears, anxieties and longings associated with her country. According to De Colores, “Magic and mysticism are important elements, and Agosín adds dimension and depth by showing how children and adults from the different cultures within Chile—including Nana Delfina, a Mapuche woman from the south of Chile, and Grandmother Frida, a Jewish refugee from Central Europe—incorporate the supernatural into their lives.” We hope the winner enjoys this book!

To be entered in the giveaway, comment on this post by March 31st. The winner will receive an email about where to mail the book.

Good luck!


11 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: I Lived on Butterfly Hill

  1. Our 5th graders at our Spanish Immersion School have been fascinated with and are devouring books about WWII, Jewish Concentration Camps, and Japanese Confinement Camps on US soil. They want more and we are on the hunt for appropriate independent reading material about this era. I know they would be thrilled with a perspective, from Latino Literature, with a Chilean as a main character.

    • It is a fascinating read! And lovely writing on top of that, given Agosín’s experience as a poet. We’ve got you entered! Good luck!

  2. Thank you to everyone for your comments! And congratulations to buildingdiversebookshelves for winning On Butterfly Hill!

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