Milagros by Meg Medina
Girl from Away

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Milagros de le Torre hasn’t had an easy life: ever since her father sailed away with pirates she’s been teased at school and there’s the constant struggle for her family to make ends meet. Still, Milagros loves her small island in the Caribbean, and she finds comfort in those who recognize her special gifts. But everything changes when marauders destroy Milagros’s island and with it, most of the inhabitants. Milagros manages to escape in a rowboat where she drifts out to sea with no direction, save for the mysterious manta rays that guide her to land. In stunning prose,Meg Medina creates a fantastical world in which a young girl uncovers the true meaning of family, the significance of identity, and, most important, the power of a mother’s love.
 

About Meg Medina

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MEG MEDINA has published adult stories about the Latino experience. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her family.
 
Published April 2, 2014 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 288 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Can magic manta rays protect Milagros and send her all the way north from her Caribbean home to the coast of Maine?

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