Nomination: Summer of the Mariposas

McCall, Guadalupe Garcia. Summer of the Mariposas. 2012. 352p. Tu Books, $17.95 (978-1-600-60900-8). Gr.7-up.

In this Mexican-American re-telling of The Odyssey, 15-year old Odilia and her four sisters journey into Mexico to return the body of a dead man they found floating in the Rio Grande to his family. Assisted by La Llorona herself, the cinco hermanitas (five little sisters) must battle supernatural forces who will stop at nothing to halt the girls’ journey, as well as put aside their own differences to join together in sisterhood for a trip that will change their lives forever.

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