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Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash / Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual

By Monica Brown
Illustrated by Sara Palacios

Hardcover: $18.95

Marisol is turning eight, and it’s time to plan a birthday party that will be fabulous, marvelous, and divine. She also hopes that Abuelita, who lives far away in Peru, will be able to come to the celebration.

At the party store, Marisol can’t decide what kind of party to have. There are so many choices, but everything in the store matches! Nothing seems right for soccer, pirate, princess, unicorn-loving Marisol. Finally she comes up with just the right idea, and when her friends arrive for her Clash Bash birthday, a big surprise awaits. But in a heartwarming turn of events, Marisol gets the biggest surprise of all—a visit from Abuelita via computer.

In this delightful story told in English and Spanish, author Monica Brown and illustrator Sara Palacios once again bring the irrepressible Marisol McDonald to life. With her bright red hair, golden brown skin, mismatched outfits, and endearing individuality, this free-spirited Peruvian-Scottish-American girl is headed straight into the hearts of young readers everywhere.

Teach how to compare and contrast using Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash.
 

About the Creators

Thumb_monica_brown_2013 Monica Brown - Author

is the author of many award-winning bilingual books for children, many of which are inspired by her Peruvian American heritage. Monica is a Professor of English at Northern Arizona University, specializing in U.S. Latino Literature and Multicultural Literature. She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. You can find her online at monicabrown.net.

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was born in Mexico City. She holds degrees in Graphic Design, Illustration, and Digital Graphic Techniques, and is pursuing her MFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She divides her time between Mexico City and San Francisco, California. Her web site is sarapalacios.com.

About This Title

ISBN

Hardcover: 9780892392735

Awards

Junior Library Guild Selection

International Latino Book Award
Latino Literacy Now

Monarch Award Master List
Illinois School Library Media Association

Guided Reading:

M

Spanish Guided Reading:

M

Lexile:

AD590L

Interest Level:

Grades K - 3

Reading Level:

Grades 2 - 3

Themes

Similarities and Differences, Sharing & Giving, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Overcoming Obstacles, Multiethnic interest, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Imagination, Home, Holidays/Traditions, Grandparents, Friendship, Families, Dreams & Aspirations, Cultural Diversity, Conflict resolution, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Bullying, Breaking Gender Barriers, Biracial/Multiracial Interest, Bilingual, Empathy/Compassion, Optimism/Enthusiasm, Realistic Fiction, Pride, Courage

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