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Join us Virtually! Donna Barba Higuera with her newest book for young readers: "The Last Cuentista"


Join us to welcome Donna Barba Higuera and her newest novel for young readers, "The Last Cuentista."

Relocating to a new planet after Earth is destroyed, 12-year-old Petra Peña’s suspended animation fails during the 370-year journey, so when all the other children are mysteriously reprogrammed and the adults purged, Petra becomes the lone bringer of Earth's now forbidden stories and her grandmother's Mexican folklore to a changing humanity.

"Deftly blends Mexican folklore with science fiction in this thrilling and emotional post-apocalyptic novel."
—Shelf Awareness, Starred Review




A few of the great lists this book has been on:

TIME’s Best of the Year
Publishers Weekly’s Best of the Year
School Library Journal’s Best Middle Grade Book List 2021
Kirkus Reviews’ Best Middle Grade Book List 2021

Donna Barba Higuera grew up in Central California and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has spent her entire life blending folklore with her experiences into stories that fill her imagination. Now she weaves them to write picture books and novels. Donna's first book, "Lupe Wong Won't Dance," won a PNBA Book Award and a Pura Belpré Honor.

For all kinds of great information visit her website, here.

Juvenile Fiction | Science Fiction | Dystopian | Latino | Fairy Tales & Folklore

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
111 5th Ave. South
Edmonds, WA 98020
The Last Cuentista Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646140893
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Levine Querido - October 12th, 2021

Lupe Wong Won't Dance Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646140039
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Levine Querido - September 8th, 2020

El Cucuy Is Scared, Too! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419744457
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - July 13th, 2021