Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the award-winning author of 6 books, including the novels, When the Rainbow Goddess Wept and Magdalena. She has edited several books including the collection of stories for young adults, Growing Up Filipino II: More Stories for Young Adults. She teaches at UCLA-Extension's Writers Program.
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