Anina is a Badjao, growing up in the company of the sea. Like a friend, she knows its songs and moods by heart. In her youth, she has come to look for herself in the complicated world surrounding her. But what it is to be a native, caught in the middle of poverty and violence?
Join Anina as she dreams, travels, and awakens in the truth that has been woven into her life as a Badjao. In Anina’s story, discover the rich culture of the people of the sea that many have yet to know.
Award: 2002 National Book Award, Best Young Adult Literature
AUTHOR: Eugene Evasco
PUBLISHER: Adarna House
DATE PUBLISHED: 2002