Meg Medina - Author

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Meg Medina is the author of Tia Isa Wants a Car, illustrated by Claudio Munoz. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, she grew up in Queens, New York, and now lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

Author: Meg Medina Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2012

On the night Sonia Ocampo is born, the village folk of Tres Montes survive the most horrific storm they have ever seen. Immediately they believe Sonia must possess a special gift to heal and protect. But after a young boy dies despite her prayers, sixteen-year-old Sonia is filled with shame and a sense of utter powerlessness. The hundreds of tiny gold symbols pinned to her shawl now only seem like empty, superstitious charms. At once she longs to escape a life built on lies. With the help of her aunt, Sonia takes a train to the city to begin a post in the household of a wealthy woman. Perhaps all their fortunes will now improve? However, a short time later Sonia hears the devastating news that her brother has gone missing from the village. It is not the first time a young man has disappeared in the region, and everyone knows all too well what his fate may be. Sonia must now risk absolutely everything to find him, and find a way to bring him home.

Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

Author: Meg Medina Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2012

Though everyone in the village of Tres Montes thinks Sonia Ocampo is blessed, she knows she is nothing but a fraud. Shes spent her life listening to the hopes and wishes of her neighbors and family, but when a classmate dies despite her prayers, she is forced to realize that she has no special powersno way to prevent bad things from happening.Rather than disenchant her friends and embarrass her family, she leaves home to work in the house of a wealthy woman in the city. There she is finally what she wants to bejust a girl like any other. But when misfortune falls upon her family, she must confront the truth, no matter how difficult.With a hint of magical realism and romance, Meg Medina weaves a poignant tale about a girl who dares to face lifes harsh truths and find power within herself.

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