Title (in translation): La última cuentista
Publisher: Levine Querido
Writer: Donna Barba Higuera
ISBN: 978-164614-302-3

by Donna Barba Higuera, Translated by Aurora Humarán

The Last Cuentista is a middle-grade dystopian novel by Donna Barba Higuera, published October 12, 2021 by Levine Querido. The story follows Petra Peña who, along with her family and a few hundred others, leave Earth to continue the human race after a comet strikes the planet. After awaking on a new planet, Petra is the only one who remembers Earth and must use storytelling to keep her people’s history alive. It was published in British English under the title The Last Storyteller in 2022.[1]

In 2022, the book won the Newbery Medal and Pura Belpré Award.[2][3][4] The cover was illustrated by Raxenne Maniquiz.

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