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Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina

by Monica Brown, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)

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A warm story that uses mismatched clothes as a metaphor for mixed ethnic background, with warnings about the dreariness of trying to deny a part of ourselves. Nicely done.

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  JoanAxthelm | Aug 4, 2017 |
Marisol's pants don't match her shirt, just like her hair color doesn't match her skin tone. She mixes and matches her foods just like she mixes and matches the languages she uses. Marisol McDonald just doesn't match!
  Lilly.Reid | Aug 2, 2017 |
Marisol loves to dress in mismatched ways and eat combinations of food that reflect her Peruvian/American background. After a comment from a kid on the playground about her peanut butter and jelly taco, she decides she wants to match. She wears matching clothes and tries to fit in at school but isn't enjoying it. Then her art teacher talks to her and writes her a note about how much she appreciates her uniqueness. Marisol decides to be her not matching self after all. Her parents decide to let her get a puppy and she chooses a unique one just like her.
  Janelle537 | Jul 16, 2017 |
This story shows a young girl who doesn't match and she finds it ok to be different and shares with the reader its ok if they are different too. ( )
  jjohnsonIII9567 | Jun 5, 2017 |
About a young Peruvian-Scottish-American girl who "doesn't match". She has bright orange hair with nut brown skin. She doesn't like doing things the same. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos and mismatched clothes. The authors note shares that she is mismatched as well. That she has two different backgrounds that bleed together to make her but she is proud of who she is. ( )
  booklist520 | May 13, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0892392355, Hardcover)

My name is Marisol McDonald, and I don t match. At least, that s what everyone tells me.

Marisol McDonald has flaming red hair and nut-brown skin. Polka dots and stripes are her favorite combination. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos in her lunch box. And don t even think of asking her to choose one or the other activity at recess—she ll just be a soccer playing pirate princess, thank you very much. To Marisol McDonald, these seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together.

Unfortunately, they don t always make sense to everyone else. Other people wrinkle their nose in confusion at Marisol—can t she just be one or the other? Try as she might, in a world where everyone tries to put this biracial, Peruvian-Scottish-American girl into a box, Marisol McDonald doesn t match. And that s just fine with her.

A mestiza Peruvian American of European, Jewish, and Amerindian heritage, renowned author Monica Brown wrote this lively story to bring her own experience of being mismatched to life. Her buoyant prose is perfectly matched by Sara Palacios engaging acrylic illustrations.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:57:58 -0400)

Marisol McDonald, a biracial, nonconformist, soccer-playing pirate-princess with brown skin and red hair, celebrates her uniqueness. Marisol McDonald no combina. Es pelirroja y morena; su ropa es de varios colores; juega a los piratas futbolistas; y le gusta ser unica.… (more)

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