By Pat Mora
I'm quiet like a turtle."
So promised Juana Inés, a bit woman who enjoyed phrases, on her first day of college. while she was once 3 years previous, Juana Inés her sister to varsity and peeked within the window, then begged the trainer to be allowed to stick so she may well the best way to learn. quickly she was once making up tales, songs, and poems--she enjoyed studying and he or she enjoyed studying. and she or he couldn't wait to have her personal number of books! ultimately, Juana went directly to develop into Sor Juana Inés de los angeles Cruz, a nun, and he or she dedicated her existence to writing and studying and phrases. even though she died in 1695, Sor Juana Inés is nonetheless one in all the main superb writers in Mexico's background: her poetry is recited by means of schoolchildren all through Mexico and is studied at faculties and universities around the globe. right here is the tale of her existence, an enormous one choked with wisdom, fulfillment, and suggestion, lovingly advised through the popular children's ebook writer Pat Mora and gorgeously illustrated through Beatriz Vidal.
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