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Merci Suárez changes gears

Medina, Meg.

Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2018.

355 p. ; 21 cm.

"Merci Suárez 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 don'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 Merci's school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna's jealousy. Things aren't going well at home, either: Merci's grandfather and most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting strangely lately -- 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 she's left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own at school."--Provided by publisher.

Reading Level: 6.3

Due 05/24/19

Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

All copies at Paideia School are out and the next copy is due back 05/24/19

ISBN:

9780763690496

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Medina, Meg.

Title:

Merci Suárez changes gears / Meg Medina.

Edition:

1st U.S. ed.

Publisher:

Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2018.

Physical:

355 p. ; 21 cm.

Citation/Refs:

School Library Journal starred, July 2018

Citation/Refs:

Booklist starred, June 2015

Citation/Refs:

Horn Book Starred, September 2018

Citation/Refs:

Pub Weekly, August 2018

Citation/Refs:

Kirkus Starred, July 2018

Citation/Refs:

New York Times, September 2018

Citation/Refs:

Bulletin (Center for Children's Books), September 2018

Citation/Refs:

Library Media Connection, October 2018

Summary:

"Merci Suárez 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 don'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 Merci's school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna's jealousy. Things aren't going well at home, either: Merci's grandfather and most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting strangely lately -- 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 she's left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own at school."--Provided by publisher.

Target Audience:

6.3.

Target Audience:

3-6 Follett School Solutions.

Awards Note:

Newbery Medal/Honor, 2019

Subject:

Girls--Fiction.

Subject:

Middle school students--Fiction.

Subject:

Middle schools--Fiction.

Subject:

School stories.

Subject:

Grandfathers--Fiction.

Subject:

Grandparent-grandchild relationship--Fiction.

Subject:

Jealousy--Fiction.

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