But in a country where words are feared, Ana Rosa must struggle to find her own voice and the means for it to be heard. Gradually she learns that her words have the power to transform the world around her, celebrating what is most beautiful on her island and transcending even the most unthinkable of tragedies.
©2002 Lynn Joseph; (P)2009 Random House
Each chapter begins with a poem that encapsulates the action. It is a beautiful story of family and society, power and helplessness. The pain of being not grown up, yet not quite a child in the Dominican Republic. This is a book of simple, beautiful words, yet the messages of pain and hope are powerful.
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