Monday, November 28, 2016

When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie Mclemore

When the Moon Was Ours

Magical realism, racism, bullying, and transgender issues join together in this magical story about the love between Miel, a girl who had been turned into water for a period of years and Sam, who lives as a boy, wondering if he will ever want to stop being a baca posh and live as a woman. Miel, who grows roses from her wrist and Sam makes moons and strings them up all around town to act sort of like dream catchers.  The writing is lovely and the magical story is charming.

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