The Queen of Water by Laura Rasau and Maria Virginia Farinango
Meet Virginia. She is an Indigenous child in Ecuador who at the age of seven is given to a Mestizo family to care for their child. Virginia's childhood is over quickly as she is forced to cook, clean and babysit while locked in the apartment all day. She expects to be paid for her services and to be able to visit her family on weekends but what happens is quite different. She is beaten on a regular basis, treated with racial insults, and never paid or allowed to see her family. As Virginia grows older she realizes she has forgotten her language and the faces of her family. She is caught in the web of domestic slavery and held in fear.