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We Belong by Cookie Hiponia Everman – Book Review

 

Title: We Belong
Author: Cookie Hiponia Everman
Publisher: Dial Books
Release Date: March 30, 2021

As Elsie prepares her two daughters to go to sleep, the girls ask for a bedtime story. She obliges, and thus begins a magical tale of Mayari, one that conjures her path to becoming the moon goddess. Elsie’s story about Mayari and her siblings slowly begins to reflect her own story of family, the upheaval in the Philippines during Ferdinand Marcos’ rule, their flight to the United States, and the hardship they faced as immigrants. The parallel stories hig