2022 Winner of the Newbery Medal
by Donna Barba Higuera
Hab a una vez...
There lived a girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her
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
The John Newbery Medal is awarded to the year's most distinguished contribution to American literature for
children. The medal is presented by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the
American Library Association.