Dreaming with Mariposas (Paperback)
Sonia Guti rrez's Dreaming with Mariposas, written in a Tom's Rivera and Sandra Cisneros bildungsroman vignette style, recounts the story of the Mart nez family as told through the eyes of transfronteriza/transboundary Sof a Mart nez, "Chofi," Francisco and Helena's daughter, as well as multiple narrators, emulating oral tradition. The novel embraces food as a communal practice with the ability to heal a family through storytelling. Dreaming with Mariposas presents glimpses of poetic diction in times of anti-rhetoric, inspiring readers to reclaim their sacred spaces and voices and to pursue dreams even when the future looks dismal. Chofi witnesses institutional racism, sexual harassment, and colorism and learns to navigate her parents' dreams and her dreams as she discovers her superpower, the strength of her Mexican Indigenous heritage, and the spirit world.