The Moon Within
But most of all, her mother's insistence she have a moon ceremony when her first period arrives. It's an ancestral Mexica ritual that Mima and her community have reclaimed, but Celi promises she will NOT be participating. Can she find the power within herself to take a stand for who she wants to be?
A dazzling story told with the sensitivity, humor, and brilliant verse of debut talent Aida Salazar.
Celi's family is loving and supportive of her. Another big plus of this novel. Also readers read about Celia's best friend Magda, who is going through the change of becoming Marco. His family is supportive of this transition, but others not so much. Plus, there is Ivan, the boy that Celi is crushing on. The struggle between being loyal to a friend and a crush at this age is very realistic.
Beautifully written diverse verse novel that shows the power of family and embracing one's self. Highly recommend.