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Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina (edition 2011)

by Monica Brown, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)

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Title:Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina
Authors:Monica Brown
Other authors:Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
Info:Children's Book Press (2011), Edition: Bilingual, Hardcover, 32 pages
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Tags:being yourself, realistic fiction, multicultural, k-3

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Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina by Monica Brown



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This book was so awesome because we read it from Monica Brown herself! Her author visit was fantastic and truly inspirational. This book was so much fun to read and I love the creativity that went into it.
  emilyauer | Nov 17, 2015 |
This is a story about Marisol Mcdonald and how she is unique and doesn't like to match her clothing. She also is multicultural and 'doesn't match' because she has red hair from her Scottish father, and darker skin from her Peruvian mother. She tries to fake that she is matching one day but then her teacher explains how she likes the mismatched Marisol better! Marisol goes back to her normal crazy polka dot and striped self. ( )
  Emilysill | Nov 17, 2015 |
This book is about a littler girl named Marisol Mcdonald who no matter what she does, she doesn't like to match. She eats her peanut butter and jellies on a tortilla, writes her name in cursive and print, and wears stripes with Polka Dots. After her teacher criticizes her for writing her name different on her papers, she decides to try to match for once. Her teacher notices how unhappy she is when she matches and writes her a letter saying that she should likes her better when she is herself. Finally Marisol goes back to her old ways of mismatching and is happy again.
  laurenmaune | Nov 16, 2015 |
At first marisol was made fun of for being different and not matching. Then her teacher related to her differences and she didn't feel so alone anymore. in the end she even got a puppy :)
  taylortrost | Sep 29, 2015 |
This book is awesome. I would use it to teach children of any age that they don't have to "fit in" to be cool, they need to be themselves otherwise they will be unhappy. People will appreciate students for being who they are, just as Marisol's teacher does when she writes her the note about being herself. This book is also great because it is written in both Spanish and English, so it will help children by giving them the option to read in the language they feel most comfortable in and can also give them a basis for learning a new language. ( )
  carolinebartlett | Sep 14, 2015 |
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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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