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Libertad (Hardcover)

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A queer YA coming-of-age set during the rigged Honduran presidential election, about a young poet discovering the courage it takes to speak her truth about the people and country she loves.

As the contentious 2017 presidential election looms and protests rage across every corner of the city, life in Tegucigalpa, Honduras churns louder and faster. For her part, high school senior Libertad (Libi) Morazán takes heart in writing political poetry for her anonymous Instagram account and a budding romance someone new. But things come to a head when Mami sees texts on her phone mentioning a kiss with a girl and Libi discovers her beloved older brother, Maynor, playing a major role in the protests. As Libertad faces the political and social corruption around her, stifling homophobia at home and school, and ramped up threats to her poetry online, she begins dreaming of a future in which she doesn’t have to hide who she is or worry about someone she loves losing their life just for speaking up. Then the ultimate tragedy strikes, and leaving her family and friends—plus the only home she’s ever known—might be her only option.

About the Author

Bessie Flores Zaldívar is a writer and educator from Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Praise For…

“An evocative, nuanced, and powerful coming-of-age story that skillfully explores the many ways in which the personal is political.”—Randy Ribay, author of National Book Award finalist Patron Saints of Nothing

“From page one to the very end, I never stopped clutching my chest. Libertad will knock you off your feet.”—Olivia A. Cole, acclaimed author of Dear Medusa

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593696125
ISBN-10: 0593696123
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: August 27th, 2024
Pages: 432
Language: English