Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald No Combina (Hardcover)

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald No Combina By Monica Brown, Sara Palacios (Illustrator) Cover Image

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald No Combina (Hardcover)

By Monica Brown, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)


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Mismatched and fabulous Marisol McDonald celebrates her Peruvian and Scottish heritage.
Bilingual English/Spanish.

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. To Marisol, these seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together.

Other people wrinkle their nose in confusion at Marisol-can't she just choose 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' mixed media illustrations.

Monica Brown is the author of many award-winning bilingual books for children, many of which are inspired by her Peruvian American heritage. Monica is a Professor of English at Northern Arizona University, specializing in U.S. Latino Literature and Multicultural Literature. She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. You can find her online at Sara Palacios was born in Mexico City. She holds degrees in Graphic Design, Illustration, and Digital Graphic Techniques, and is pursuing her MFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She divides her time between Mexico City and San Francisco, California. Her web site is
Product Details ISBN: 9780892392353
ISBN-10: 0892392355
Publisher: Children's Book Press (CA)
Publication Date: April 1st, 2013
Pages: 32
Language: Spanish
Series: Marisol McDonald

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