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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
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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Marisol is a very unique girl that does not always match. People think that she is different and they make fun of her. However when she decides to please others, she feels sad as if her identity is lost. Soon after she goes back to the way she was and is happy that she doesn't have to be like everyone else.
  jzsolorzano7 | Feb 3, 2017 |
I really loved this book and how it was written. There are so many lessons that can be taught through this book, for kids at any age! ( )
  jenmbello | Jan 26, 2017 |
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match by Monica Brown, illustrated by Sara Palacious is a great read for young children. This particular book is also bilingual, meaning each page is written in English and Spanish. Marisol McDonald is a little girl who marches to the beat of her own drum - she does things out of the ordinary that do not match up with what her family, peers, and teacher expect of her. Her clothes do not match, she writes in both cursive and print, she wants to play soccer pirates, she paints with all the colors of the rainbow. This book is great for elementary school readers, but also for readers of any age because it is promoting the expression of self and celebrating uniqueness and diversity. ( )
  calleenemiller | Nov 2, 2016 |
I liked this book because it was very unique. It is about a little girl who never matches so she gets made fun of. This is appropriate for children because sometimes they can hurt other kid's feelings without even realizing it. The moral of this story is to always be yourself and always be kind to others. The pictures were very vibrant and were appropriate to the text. I also liked that the characters were well developed and relatable to the appropriate audience. ( )
  klane10 | Oct 24, 2016 |
“Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match” tells the story of a young girl who struggles with her self-identity. Marisol, who is mismatched across all aspects of her life, likes being different from everyone else. When her friends and family tell her to match, she struggles with doing what society expects from her even though she is truly unhappy. This story teaches readers to be accepting of their peers despite their differences and to be confident in your own skin because every person is unique in their own ways.
I enjoyed reading “Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match” for three main reasons and I believe that young students would also like reading this book. The plot of the story is an internal conflict for Marisol, the main character, about being true to herself or doing what society tells us to do. After Marisol has a hard time fitting in, she decides that “today, I, Marisol McDonald, will match;” however, when she matches she feels like she loses a little piece of herself. Students reading this book can relate to the internal conflict that Marisol is experiencing as they also determine who they want to be and what they want to be portrayed as. One of the primary reasons I enjoyed reading “Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match” is because of the vivid and bright pictures that illustrator Sara Palacios incorporated into the book. The illustrations bring to life the words on the page, enhancing the story. Marisol, the main character is described as having “hair the color of carrots” and the illustrations show a bright red-headed girl with long locks of hair that show just what the words on the page make the reader visualize in their minds. Another unique aspect of this book is the language in which the author writes the story. The writing is in both Spanish and English which enhances the message that the author is portraying in her writing—that speaking multiple languages makes people unique, not different. Overall, this book pushes readers to think of issues of diversity and treating everyone as individuals. The plot, illustrations and bilingual writing in this book enhances the message the author, Monica Brown, portrays in “Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match;” therefore, I would recommend this book for elementary students of all ages. ( )
  landre8 | Oct 20, 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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