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The Queen of Water
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The Queen of Water

Written by Laura ResauAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Laura Resau and Maria Virginia FarinangoAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Maria Virginia Farinango


· Delacorte Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover Library Binding · March 8, 2011 · $19.99 · 978-0-385-90761-3 (0-385-90761-3)
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An ALA Amelia Bloomer Selection
An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book


Born in an Andean village in Ecuador, Virginia lives with her large family in a small, earthen-walled dwelling. In her village of indígenas, it is not uncommon to work in the fields all day, even as a child, or to be called a longa tonta—stupid Indian—by members of the ruling class of mestizos, or Spanish descendants. When seven-year-old Virginia is taken from her village to be a servant to a mestizo couple, she has no idea what the future holds.
In this poignant novel based on a true story, acclaimed author Laura Resau has collaborated with María Virginia Farinango to recount one girl's unforgettable journey to self-discovery. Virginia's story will speak to anyone who has ever struggled to find his or her place in the world. It will make you laugh and cry, and ultimately, it will fill you with hope.


From the Hardcover edition.