Mariana is Josefina Montoya's friend.


Mariana is of the Pueblo people, and lives in a Pueblo community a considerable distance from Josefina's home.

Josefina sees her as graceful and very respectful of her elders. She has a doll and enjoys playing together with Josefina when she visits. Mariana lives with her grandparents, Esteban and an unnamed grandmother.

In the Books

Happy Birthday, Josefina!: A Springtime Story

Mariana's family is so grateful for Josefina's quick actions to save Mariana's life that they give the Montoya family a melon for Josefina's Feast Day as a gift.

Song of the Mockingbird: My Journey with Josefina


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