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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.

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2022 Newbery Medal

2022 Pura Belpré Medal

Kirkus Reviews - Best Middle Grade Book List 2021

School Library Journal - Best Middle Grade Book List 2021

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Reviews for The Last Cuentista

Publishers Weekly,
Starred Review

"This is the work of a true cuentista: gripping, euphonious (“The wind carried it off far away into the stars”), and full of storytelling magic."

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