• Merci Suarez Changes Gears, Hardcover

Merci Suarez Changes Gears, Hardcover

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  • Author: Meg Medina
  • Fountas & Pinnell (GRL): V, Lexile: 700L
  • Winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal.
  • Thoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between in a resonant new novel.
  • Focuses on family relationships, especially between Merci and her grandfather Lolo, who is increasingly affected by Alzheimer's disease.
  • Relatable story about how friend and family dynamics change over time.
Winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal 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. In a coming-of-age tale full of humor and wisdom, award-winning author Meg Medina gets to the heart of the confusion and constant change that defines middle school — and the steadfast connection that defines family.
Educational Level
Grade Level Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Age Level Age 9, Age 10, Age 11, Age 12
Educational Details
Educational Features Newbery Medal, 5 starred reviews (Publishers' Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, The Horn Book), Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, Maine Student Book Award Reading List, Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Mas
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Age 9-12 years
Grade 4-7
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Product Size 5 3/4 x 7 3/4
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Brand Name Candlewick Press
Country of Origin USA
Color Multicolor
Material Paper, ink
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Package Contains 1 book
Package Count 1
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Is This Product Considered Eco-Friendly Y
What Makes This Product Eco-Friendly Printed on FSC Mix paper
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