This book tells the story of the 17th century Mexican poet, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. She was a scholar and writer when women were thought to have inferior intellects. The book describes how her zest for reading and passion for learning helped her become a beloved "poet, defender of women's educational rights, intellectual, playwright, environmentalist, [and:] wit."
The book has a sprinkiling of Spanish words with a glossary in the back of the book. There is also one of Juana's poems written in Spanish and translated in the back.
The pictures, by Beatriz Vidal, are intricately detailed, bright colored pencil portraits.