Written by Donna
and Barba Higuera
Published by Levine Querido
Había una vez…
There lived a girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita.
But Petra’s world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children – among them Petra and her family – have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race.
Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet – and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth. A sinister Collective has taken over the ship during its journey, bent on erasing the sins of humanity’s past. They have systematically purged the memories of all aboard – or purged them altogether.
Petra alone now carries the stories of our past, and with them, any hope for our future. Can she make them live again?
Primary ISBN: 9781646140893
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult, Age 12 or older
Community Represented: Mexican/Mexican American
Themes: Award Winner, Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2022, Bilingual Character, Death of Family or Friend, Discrimination: Abilities, Discrimination: Cultural, Educator Resource, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Family Separation: On Journey, Fantasy & Folklore, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: Environmental Crisis
Setting: United States & the Universe
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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