From Pura Belpré Honor-winner Donna Barba Higuera–a brilliant journey through the stars, to the very heart of what makes us human. Gripping in its twists and turns, and moving in its themes - truly a beautiful cuento.–New York Times Clever and compelling . wonderfully subversive.–The Wall Street Journal ★ This tale packs a wallop. Exquisite.–Kirkus Reviews (starred) ★ Gripping, euphonious, and full of storytelling magic.–Publishers Weekly (starred) ★ A strong, heroic character, fighting incredible odds to survive and protect others.–School Library Journal (starred) Había una vez . . . There lived a girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra’s world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children - among them Petra and her family - have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race. Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet - and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth. A sinister Collective has taken over the ship during its journey, bent on erasing the sins of humanity’s past. They have systematically purged the memories of all aboard - or purged them altogether. Petra alone now carries the stories of our past, and with them, any hope for our future. Can she make them live again?