Merci Su?rez Changes Gears
On Sale: September 11, 2018
Featuring: Roli SuÃ¡rez; Merci SuÃ¡rez; Edna Santos
Hardcover / e-Book
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Multicultural Young Adult | Young Adult Contemporary
Thoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez
navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and
everyone in between in a resonant new novel from Meg Medina.
Merci Suarez knew that sixth grade would be different, but
she had no idea just how different. For starters,
Merci has never been like the other kids at her private
school in Florida, because she and her older brother, Roli,
are scholarship students. They donâ€™t have a big house or a
fancy boat, and they have to do extra community service to
make up for their free tuition. So when bossy Edna Santos
sets her sights on the new boy who happens to be Merciâ€™s
school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of
Ednaâ€™s jealousy. Things aren't going well at home, either:
Merciâ€™s grandfather and most trusted ally, Lolo, has been
acting strangely lately â€” forgetting important things,
falling from his bike, and getting angry over nothing. No
one in her family will tell Merci what's going on, so sheâ€™s
left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own
at school. In a coming-of-age tale full of humor and wisdom,
award-winning author Meg Medina gets to the heart of the
confusion and constant change that defines middle school â€”
and the steadfast connection that defines family.
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