If my book’s birthday has as much heart, magic and song as THE MOON WITHIN’s book launch, I will count myself very lucky indeed.
Aida Salazar’s powerful and heart-expanding middle grade book in verse, THE MOON WITHIN was celebrated in grand style, beginning with the incomparable Sandra Garcia Rivera, who sang two bomba & plena songs, and blessed the proceedings with her passionate voice.
Then Aida spoke about some of what brought her to write a fiction book about menstruation and how a whole generation of girls had grown up without one that could speak to them. It was illuminating and joyous.
If you haven’t gotten your hands on this lovely book, do yourself a favor and buy it. For yourself, for a little girl or boy you care about.