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The Maps of Memory
Return to Butterfly Hill
Table of Contents
About The Book
In this inspiring sequel to the Pura Belpré Award–winning, “dazzling and insightful” (BCCB) I Lived on Butterfly Hill, thirteen-year-old Celeste Marconi returns home to a very different Chile and makes it her mission to rebuild her community, and find those who are still missing.
During Celeste Marconi’s time in Maine, thoughts of the brightly colored cafes and salty air of Valparaíso, Chile, carried her through difficult, homesick days. Now, she’s finally returned home to find the dictatorship has left its mark on her once beautiful and vibrant community.
Celeste is determined to help her beloved Butterfly Hill get back to the way it was and to encourage her neighbors to fight to regain what they’ve lost. More than anything, Celeste wishes she could bring back her best friend, Lucilla, who was one of many to disappear during the dictatorship. Celeste tries to piece together what happened, but it all seems too big to fix—until she receives a letter that changes everything.
When Celeste sets off on her biggest adventure yet, she’ll uncover more heartbreaking truths of what her country has endured. But every small victory makes a difference, and even if Butterfly Hill can never be what it was, moving forward and healing can make it something even better.
About The Illustrator
Lee White lives with his wife and their three crazy cats in Portland, Oregon, and you can visit him online at LeeWhiteIllustration.com.
- Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (September 22, 2020)
- Length: 368 pages
- ISBN13: 9781481469012
- Grades: 5 - 9
- Ages: 10 - 14
- Lexile ® 760L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Raves and Reviews
*"Captivating and exquisite."
– Kirkus, starred review
Awards and Honors
- Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title
- Massachusetts Book Award "Must Read" List
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