Filipino Author Draws from Her Heritage to Create Gripping YA Horror
As part of Philippine Book Development Month, Cinnabar Moth has completed its development of the YA horror, "The Girl," by Filipino author Victory Witherkeigh. "The Girl" is grounded in Filipino history and explores what it means to be Filipino American while showcasing historic and modern Filipino view points.
The story follows the girl from her birth in the Philippines to life in the U.S. The Girl is enriched throughout with Filipino culture and values. A variety of Filipino perspectives are shared, including a mix of modern and historic viewpoints. The Girl provides representation and an exploration of what is mean to be a Filipino-American.