Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua

Book cover for "Child of the Flower Song People."
Gloria Amescua & Duncan Tonatiuh | Harry N. Abrams, 2021 | Mexico | Grades K+

She was Luz Jiménez,
child of the flower-song people,
the powerful Aztec,
who called themselves Nahua—
who lost their land but who did not disappear.

As a young Nahua girl in Mexico during the early 1900s, Luz learned how to grind corn in a metate, to twist yarn with her toes, and to weave on a loom. By the fire at night, she listened to stories of her community’s joys, suffering, and survival, and wove them into her heart.

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