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Merci Suárez Plays It Cool

author: Meg Medina

series name:
Merci Suárez

For Merci Suárez, eighth grade means a new haircut, nighttime football games, and an out-of-town overnight field trip. At home, it means more chores and keeping an eye on Lolo as his health worsens. It’s a year filled with more responsibility and independence, but also with opportunities to reinvent herself. Merci has always been fine with not being one of the popular kids like Avery Sanders, who will probably be the soccer captain and is always traveling to fun places and buying new clothes. But then Avery starts talking to Merci more, and not just as a teammate. Does this mean they’re friends? Merci wants to play it cool, but with Edna always in her business, it’s only a matter of time before Merci has to decide where her loyalty stands. Whether Merci is facing school drama or changing family dynamics, readers will empathize as she discovers who she can count on—and what can change in an instant—in Meg Medina’s heartfelt conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Newbery Medal–winning novel.

In a satisfying finale to her trilogy, Newbery Medalist Meg Medina follows Merci Suárez into an eighth-grade year full of changes—evolving friendships, new responsibilities, and heartbreaking loss.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$18.99 / $0.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536227048 /  9781536227048
on sale date:
09/2022
type/format:
Middle-grade Novel / EBook
age range:
9 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
352 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 4 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Hispanic & Latino; Social Themes; Sports & Recreation;
author’s comments:
Meg Medina is the author of the Newbery Medal winner and Kirkus Prize finalist Merci Suárez Changes Gears and its sequel, Merci Suárez Can’t Dance, as well as several award-winning young adult novels and picture books. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, Meg Medina lives in Richmond, Virginia.
 
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