The Moon Within by Aida SalazarThe Moon Within by Aida Salazar

The Moon Within

byAida Salazar

Hardcover | February 26, 2019

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A stunning debut told with the sensitivity, humor, and brilliant verse of new talent Aida Salazar.

Celi Rivera's life swirls with questions. About her changing body. Her first attraction to a boy. Her best friend's exploration of what it means to be genderfluid.

But most of all, her mother's insistence she have a moon ceremony when her first period arrives. It's an ancient Mexica ritual that Mima and her community have reclaimed, but Celi would rather do just about anything than talk about herself like that with other people. Can she find the power within herself to take a stand for who she wants to be?


Aida Salazar is a writer, arts advocate, and home-schooling mother who grew up in South East LA. She received an MFA in Writing from the California Institute of the Arts, and her writings have appeared in publications such as the Huffington Post, Women and Performance: Journal of Feminist Theory, and Huizache Magazine. Her short story,...
Title:The Moon WithinFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 7.79 × 5.73 × 0.9 inPublished:February 26, 2019Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1338283375

ISBN - 13:9781338283372


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Praise for The Moon Within:

* “…provides a unique perspective on gender fluidity and the bonds of unbreakable friendship.” – School Library Journal, starred review