Medina, Meg The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind
244 pp. Candlewick ISBN 978-0-7636-4602-8 $17.99
(3) This is the story of Sonia, a girl who has been chosen to bear the weight of her community's hopes and fears; of Pancho, the boy who loves her; and of Rafael, the brother who dreams of a different life. When Sonia tries to shed her responsibilities and leave the village, their destinies collide in a gripping tale that will leave readers wanting more.
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Each book receives a rating of 1 to 6:
1 = Outstanding, noteworthy in style, content, and/or illustration.
2 = Superior, well above average.
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4 = Recommended, with minor flaws.
5 = Marginal, seriously flawed, but with some redeeming quality.
6 = Unacceptable in style, content, and/or illustration.
(RLH) Rebecca Hachmyer holds an MA in children's literature from Simmons College. She is an educator and children's bookseller in Sonoma County, California.