I Lived on Butterfly Hill

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Title: I Lived on Butterfly Hill

Author: Marjorie Agosín

Published in: 2014

Notes:  Pura Belpré Award.

Climbing up to the roof is one of Celeste’s favorite moments of the day. From up there, her house at the top of Butterfly Hill provides her with the best view of the port of Valparaiso, the colorful houses under a blue sky, and her pelican friends flying by every morning. Being in middle school, she has a lot of things to worry about: her friend Gloria’s latest snobbish attitude, her feelings towards Cristobal, and how to find time to daydream and write in her notebook with all the homework she’s being assigned!

As bad as things look for her, Celeste did not expect things to change so dramatically all of a sudden. A change in government prompts her country into one of the darkest periods of history. Now Celeste confronts questions with no clear…

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I Lived on Butterfly Hill

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