The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza
Elena, the first scientifically confirmed virgin birth, acquires the ability to heal by touch at age sixteen, the same year that people start disappearing in beams of light, causing her to wonder if she is bringing about the Apocalypse.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Bisexuality; Addiction; Mental illness; alcoholism; depression; suicidal thoughts and/or tendencies; queer; bisexuality
Best Children and YA Books, 2018 Young Adults
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2019 Ages 14 and Older
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2017
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2018 Fiction for Older Readers
Rainbow List, 2019 Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2019 Young Adult Fiction
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)
supernatural; healing powers; miracles; missing persons; virgin birth; end of the world
Hutchinson, Shaun David, "The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza" (2018). Diverse Families. 2153.