We Belong by Cookie Hiponia Everman audiobook

We Belong

By Cookie Hiponia Everman
Read by Cookie Hiponia Everman

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    ISBN: 9780593342480

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.

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Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Deeply poignant..A moving, accessible bedtime narrative, this ‘story of outsiders’ will resonate with anyone who has felt estranged in the place they call home.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Sometimes raw and traumatic, other times hopeful and inspiring, Elsie’s bedtime story rings true, encapsulating the heart of Pilipino culture. A beautiful and poignant tale of immigration fused with Tagalog myth.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Cookie Hiponia Everman

Author Bio: Cookie Hiponia Everman

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 2.51
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English