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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
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
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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What a delightful book! A real celebration of being a free spirit, not hampered by what others think.

Yes, this could be used for its multicultural focus but even better for a unit on celebrating uniqueness and nonconformity and accepting individuals as they are, not as others want them to be.
  Sheila.Bonnand | Feb 9, 2016 |
The theme of this book is that everyone has their own style and it makes them unique. At first Marisol is totally mis matching and that is what she likes. People make fun of her for it and eventually she is over getting made fun of. She tries to match everything she wears and her teacher encourages her to be herself and to be proud of who she is. I love the message of this book, because I think kids can easily be persuaded to act how other kids act, when ultimately what matters most is their own personal style. ( )
  mbrandel | Jan 25, 2016 |
Love this book! Helping children become comfortable with who they are and accepting will make our society better as it will create accepting adults who are comfortable with the,selves and accept others for who they are. ( )
  cajundarlin | Jan 25, 2016 |
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match is a book about a little girl who is comfortable in her own skin. She doesn't care that she has crazy red hair, clothes that don't match, and that she does things a little different than the other kids. Some of her friends and her cousin don't understand why she can't just be like them and do everything that they do. Marisol gets a little down on herself about this and one day decides to conform just like everyone else. She matches and writes her name all in cursive instead of cursive and print. Her teacher notices that she's being someone that she's not and tells her to be herself because that's what makes Marisol, marisol. The teacher encourages her to be herself.
  chloethom1818 | Jan 25, 2016 |
Summary: Marisol McDonald is an independent little girl with her own way of living life. She does not follow the norms of matching and prefers to always be mismatched. One day, she tries to be "normal" and gives up on being mismatched. She comes to find out that matching does not make her feel good about herself, and that she was perfect just the way she was. Marisol returns to being mismatched and is happy once again. ( )
  mloya | Jan 22, 2016 |
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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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