The Resource Merci Suárez changes gears, Meg Medina

Merci Suárez changes gears, Meg Medina

Label
Merci Suárez changes gears
Title
Merci Suárez changes gears
Statement of responsibility
Meg Medina
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Merci Suárez 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
Summary
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Newbery Medal, 2019.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10690194
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Medina, Meg
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
700
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Middle school students
  • Middle schools
  • Sixth grade (Education)
  • Schools
  • Grandfathers
  • Grandparent and child
  • Jealousy
  • Children's stories
  • Florida
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Merci Suárez changes gears, Meg Medina
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780763690496
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Merci Suárez changes gears, Meg Medina
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780763690496
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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