Merci Suarez Can't Dance

ISBN-10: 0763690503
ISBN-13: 9780763690502
Author: Medina, Meg
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: April 2021

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 384

Series: Merci Suarez


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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: V
Lexile: 710L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 11.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

Description
Merci takes on seventh grade, with all its travails of friendship, family, love-and finding your rhythm. Seventh grade is going to be a real trial for Merci Suarez. For science she's got no-nonsense Mr. Ellis, who expects her to be a smart as her brother, Roli. She's been assigned to co-manage the tiny school store with Wilson Bellevue, a boy she barely knows, but whom she might actually like. And she's tangling again with classmate Edna Santos, who is bossier and more obnoxious than ever now that she is in charge of the annual Heart Ball. One thing is for sure, though: Merci Suarez can't dance-not at the Heart Ball or anywhere else. Dancing makes her almost as queasy as love does, especially now that Tia Ines, her merengue-teaching aunt, has a new man in her life. Unfortunately, Merci can't seem to avoid love or dance for very long. She used to talk about everything with her grandfather, Lolo, but with his Alzheimer's getting worse each day, whom can she trust to help her make sense of all the new things happening in her life? The Suarez family is back in a touching, funny story about growing up and discovering love's many forms, including how we learn to love and believe in ourselves.