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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 shows you how much personality a little girl can have. Marisol never matches, her clothes and are accessories are always mismatching but when she tries to fit in she just feels more left out then before. Her teacher then tells her how unique she is and Marisol goes back to mismatching everything making her feel more happy. ( )
  tzarate | Apr 24, 2014 |
Marisol McDonald doesn't match and she likes it that way. She is a creative, spunky girl who mixes cursive and printing, Spanish and English, polka dots and stripes. A story about loving and being proud of all the different parts of yourself.
  deannachambers | Mar 14, 2014 |
I really enjoyed reading this book. The main message is to love yourself for who you are, and that being different is special and unique. One reason I loved this book is because it has every word in English and in Spanish. The first page in the book says "My Name is Marisol McDonald, and I don't match" and right under that, it says "Me llamo es Marisol McDonald, y no combino". I think it is great that the book displays all the text in both languages, so the children can learn another language as they read, and if they get stuck then they can just refer back to the language they know, or to the pictures. The other reason I really enjoyed this book was because of the message. Children shouldn't feel the need to change themselves just to satisfy others. In the book, at the end of the year the teacher writes Marisol a note that says "I like you just the way you are". This book teaches them that being different is something to celebrate, not something to be ashamed of. ( )
  jperro2 | Mar 11, 2014 |
I thought this was another fun book about individuality. As Marisol proves in this book--it's a lot more fun to be who you are, no matter how quirky that may be, than to try and be anything or anyone else. This book did a great job of showing that the "right" way of doing things is not always the "best" way of doing things. ( )
  KelseyAnnB | Dec 8, 2013 |
Marisol McDonald is half Scottish, half Peruvian, and she likes not matching. The bilingual text of the book also reflects her bicultural experience - there are sometimes English words on the Spanish page and vice versa. It's an empowering story of a little girl who is proud to be herself. ( )
  LFDuncan | Nov 25, 2013 |
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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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:17:43 -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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