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Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald No Combina (English/Spanish)
   
Author: Monica Brown
Illustrator: Sara Palacios
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Language: English, Spanish
Type of Product: Hardcover Book
Item Number: AL116W
Retail Price: $17.95
ISBN Number: 0892392355
Description: A little girl celebrates her multiracial background and pride in her individuality through a creative and non-conformist attitude.

Marisol McDonald loves her fire-red hair and her brown, freckled skin, feels artistic pleasure in pairing polka-dotted shirts with striped pants and prefers PB&J burritos in her lunchbox. In a world where everyone tries to put this biracial, Peruvian-Scottish-American girl into a box, Marisol McDonald doesn't match. Until one day, confidence diminished, Marisol decides to conform and arrives at school in the same-colored clothes and eats a peanut butter & jelly sandwich on mushy bread. Bored and unhappy, Marisol is delighted when her teacher gives her a note that boosts her self-esteem. The bilingual, first-person story works well in both English and Spanish despite, as explained in an editorís note, the difficulty of finding the most appropriate Spanish term for the titleís English phrase.

2011 32pp 10.2 x 8.8 Ages 4-7
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