The Queen of Water

Product Description: Born in an Andean village in Ecuador, Virginia lives with her large family in a small, earthen-walled dwelling. In her village of indígenas, it is not uncommon to work in the fields all day, even as a child, or to be called a stupid Indian by members of the ruling class of mestizos, or Spanish descendants. When seven-year-old Virginia is taken from her village to be a servant to a mestizo couple, she has no idea what the future holds. In this poignant novel based on a true story, author Laura Resau has collaborated with María Virginia Farinango to recount one girl's unforgettable journey to self-discovery.

Age Level: 12-14
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers