Merci Suarez Changes Gears

ISBN-10: 153621258X
ISBN-13: 9781536212587
Author: Medina, Meg
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: April 2020

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 368

Series: Merci Suarez


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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: V
Lexile: 700L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 10.0

BISAC Subjects

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

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

Description
Thoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between in a resonant new novel from Meg Medina. Merci Suarez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. For starters, Merci has never been like the other kids at her private school in Florida, because she and her older brother, Roli, are scholarship students. They don't have a big house or a fancy boat, and they have to do extra community service to make up for their free tuition. So when bossy Edna Santos sets her sights on the new boy who happens to be Merci's school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna's jealousy. Things aren't going well at home, either: Merci's grandfather and most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting strangely lately - forgetting important things, falling from his bike, and getting angry over nothing. No one in her family will tell Merci what's going on, so she's left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own at school.
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