We Belong by Cookie Hiponia
An extraordinarily beautiful novel-in-verse, this important debut weaves a dramatic immigrant story together with Pilipino mythology to create something wholly new.
Stella and Luna know that their mama, Elsie, came from the Philippines when she was a child, but they don't know much else. So one night they ask her to tell them her story. As they get ready for bed, their mama spins two tales: that of her youth as a strong-willed middle child and immigrant; and that of the young life of Mayari, the mythical daughter of a god. Both are tales of sisterhood and motherhood, and of the difficult experience of trying to fit into a new culture, and having to fight for a home and acceptance. Glorious and layered, this is a portrait of family and strength for the ages.
- Publisher : Rocky Pond Books (March 30, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 208 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0593112202
- ISBN-13 : 978-0593112205
- Reading age : 10 - 13 years
- Grade level : 5 - 6
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.38 x 0.79 x 7.38 inches