Luna Oscura (Hardcover)
Introduce your little ones to the importance of acceptance and how everyone deserves to belong
Under the canopy of trees in the deep, dark forest, there exists a community of cats. And, within that community, there sits Luna, a black cat ostracized by the others due to superstitious beliefs. Aided by her trusty companion, Toad, Luna goes on a mission to not only find her forever home, but also her power, realizing along the way that black cats are magic - and no one can tell her otherwise.
Written and illustrated by the ever-so-lovely Heidi Moreno, a cat enthusiast herself, this hardcover book focuses on the importance of acceptance and how crucial it is to always welcome others and offer a sense of belonging.
Parents will adore this fall-festive bilingual English-Spanish hardcover due to how it tackles superstitious beliefs and proves them wrong, but also in how it teaches the greater lesson that everyone, no matter the color of their fur, is capable of being loved and deserves to belong and take up space.
About the Author
Heidi Moreno is a first-generation Mexican-American born in East Los Angeles. She is an illustrator creating spooky art with an emphasis on cozy environments and nostalgia. When she was in elementary school, she wrote and illustrated stories about witches and cats and stapled them to look like real books. Today she continues her legacy with the same tools from school: color pencils. She lives in Los Angeles with her spaceman Danny and two cute gatos, Peanut and Momo. On most days she's feeding community cats and eating vegan treats.