Last Cuentista


Author: Donna Barba Higuera


HIGUERA, Donna Barba. The Last Cuentista. Montclair, NJ: Levine Querido [2021]. 8vo, [x] 326pp. Color pictorial glossy boards. Orange endpapers. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (no medal affixed). Signed by the author, Donna Barba Higuera!

First edition. 2022 Newbery Medal Winner! Petra Peña dreamed of being a storyteller like her abuelita, but Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children – among them Petra and her family – have been chosen to journey to a new planet. Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet – and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth. A sinister Collective has taken over the ship, bent on erasing what they see as the sins of humanity's past. Having erased people’s memories of their past --- and some of their very identity, Petra alone now carries the stories of mankind’s past. Can she make them live again?