Publication Date: August 17, 2021
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2022 Winner of the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature!
Winner of the 2022 Pura Belpré Children’s Author Award!
Ages 10 to 14, Grades 5 to 9
Pura Belpré Honor-winning author Donna Barba Higuera presents a brilliant journey through the stars, to the very heart of what makes us human.
Había una vez . . .
There lived a girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita.
But Petra's world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children – among them Petra and her family – have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race.
Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet – and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth. A sinister Collective has taken over the ship during its journey, bent on erasing the sins of humanity's past. They have systematically purged the memories of all aboard – or purged them altogether.
Petra alone now carries the stories of our past, and with them, any hope for our future. Can she make them live again?
Pura Belpré Honor-winning author Donna Barba Higuera presents us with a brilliant journey through the stars, to the very heart of what makes us human.
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