Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald No Combina

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Book Information

Reader Personality Type
Illustrator
Publisher
Children's Book Press 2011
Curriculum
Character-Building Curriculum

With her brown skin and fire-colored hair, bilingualism, and her affinity for peanut butter jelly burritos, it is clear that Marisol McDonald simply does not match. When a classmate points this out to her, she frets and makes it her mission to blend in as much as possible. Conforming is a lot harder than it looks, especially when all she really wants to do is wear clashing patterns and draw wild artistic pictures.

With the help of a kind art teacher, at the end of the day, Marisol realizes that being different is what makes her who she is: a Peruvian Scottish American girl with a whole lot of flair!

Marisol McDonald is a vibrant character who will be the perfect pal to younger readers and listeners, and grown-ups will find it very refreshing to see a children’s book that highlights diversity and mixed race families so well. Sara Palacios’s colorful illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to Monica Brown’s half-English, half-Spanish, wholly charming tale.

32 pages  Ages  4-8   9778-892392355

Read alike:  Rene Has Two Last Names

Recommended. Molly Crumbley, Librarian, Maryland, USA.

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