Posted on 03/11/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

At first, we thought of introducing Aida Salazar’s coming-of-age story as appropriate for Women’s History Month.

But as the author told Lulu Garcia-Navarro on Weekend Edition, it hits upon other types of history as well.

The Moon Within is about the moon ceremony that will celebrate eleven-year-old Celi’s first period and also includes lines from a pre-Colombian collection of Mayan poetry.

Listen to Salazar discuss her inspiration for the book below or read a transcript of her conversation with Garcia-Navarro on NPR’s website.

Categories: Author Interview

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