When the Rainbow Goddess Wept
by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard. When nine-year-old Yvonne flees with her family into the jungle to join the resistance effort against invading Japanese troops, she find comfort from the terror and despair in the stories her people have passed down over generations. Set against the backdrop of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in 1941, Cecilia Manguerra Brainardís brilliant novel weaves myth and legend together with the suffering and tragedies of the Filipino people. Hardbound: 216 pp.