Maya's Children: The Story of La Llorona.
Rudolfo Anaya and Maria Baca (illustrator) --- [ages 11+, grade 5+] [Mayan Legends and Folk Tales]
This is an adaption of the scary story "La Llorono", the crying woman, whom Latin American parents often use to warn their children that they shouldn't wander alone in the woods. From the cover: "Maya is a ... beautiful girl, who at birth bore the mark of the Sun God on her shoulder. This mark, ... means Maya is immortal. Senor Tiempo, the god of time... is incensed...and must have her children