By Pat Mora
I'm quiet like a turtle."
So promised Juana Inés, a bit lady who enjoyed phrases, on her first day of college. whilst she used to be 3 years previous, Juana Inés her sister to college and peeked within the window, then begged the instructor to be allowed to stick so she might the best way to learn. quickly she was once making up tales, songs, and poems--she enjoyed studying and he or she enjoyed analyzing. and she or he could not wait to have her personal choice of books! ultimately, Juana went directly to develop into Sor Juana Inés de los angeles Cruz, a nun, and she or he dedicated her existence to writing and studying and phrases. even though she died in 1695, Sor Juana Inés is nonetheless one among the main magnificent writers in Mexico's heritage: her poetry is recited by means of schoolchildren all through Mexico and is studied at colleges and universities worldwide. the following is the tale of her lifestyles, an important one jam-packed with wisdom, fulfillment, and notion, lovingly informed by way of the well known kid's ebook writer Pat Mora and gorgeously illustrated by way of Beatriz Vidal.