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The Woman Who Outshone the Sun / La mujer que brillaba aún más que el sol

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When Lucia Zenteno walks into a mountain village in central Mexico, some villagers whisper that her long black hair blocks out the sun, and they are afraid. Others say her brilliant hair outshines the sun. Frightened, they banish Lucia from the village and watch in amazement as their precious river follows her, for it loves her and will not leave her. Never had the villagers imagined that their beautiful river would leave them, no matter what they did—and so the whole village sets out to find Lucia and beg for her forgiveness.

ISBN-13: 9780892391264

Media Type: Paperback(Bilingual Edition)

Publisher: Lee & Low Books

Publication Date: 02-01-2014

Pages: 32

Product Dimensions: 7.78(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.13(d)

Age Range: 5 - 10 Years

Alejandro Martinez was a promising young Zapotec poet who spent many years collecting the oral traditions of his people, including the story of Lucia Zeneno. He published his own version of the story as a poem in 1986. Alejandro was killed in 1987 while organizing the Zapotec to regain their lost water rights. Fernando Olivera is an internationally acclaimed painter who lives in Oaxaca, Mexico. He was fascinated with the story of Lucia Zenteno ever since he first heard it from his close friend Alejandro Cruz Martinez. His work has been shown internationally, in places like Mexico, El Salvador, and the US. His work is influenced by traditional Oaxacan ways of life, myths and legends, and political and social concerns. Rosalma Zubizarreta is a bilingual teacher and translator living in San Francisco, California. Her brilliant Spanish translations have graced several Children's Book Press titles, including the award-winning Family Pictures, Uncle Nacho's Hat, and The Woman Who Outshone the Sun.