Thursday, March 15, 2012

Marisol McDonald no combina - Monica Brown, Sara Palacios

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald no combina by Monica Brown, illus. por Sara Palacios

Marisol comes from two cultures.When people tell Marisol she doesn't match, she's knows that their wrong and tells them so.

"I play soccer with my cousin Tato and he says, "Marisol your skin is brown like , but your hair is the color of carrots. You don't match!"

"Actually, my hair is the color of fine," I say and kick the ball over Tato's head and into the goal"

Marisol is not afraid to match by mixing. Though after a comment by a friend, Marisol decides no more mixing. When Marisol goes to school that's all the same color, Palacio's captures so much emotion in her eyes. its easy to imagine Marisol's broken spirit.

Brown's text is lyrical and endearing, I was easily drawn in by Marisol. Palacio beautiful and colorful illustration, fit Brown's text perfectly This is a fun story about a very imaginative and outspoken girl who loves to match by mixing

Sara Paracios received a 2012 Pura Belpre honor award for Marisol McDonald no combina.

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