Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor
* Marisol’s varied, distinctive lifestyle and multiracial family affirms our increasingly blended society and clearly celebrates independent thinking. Brava! — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Brilliant, rambunctious, delightful. — BookDragon
It’s impossible to resist the quirky and colorful illustrations… Most of all, Marisol McDonald’s story shows that we don’t need to conform in order to be loved. — Spanglish Baby
Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald no combina is a great book for multi-cultural families, bilingual homes or for anyone who often feels a little unique. — Mommy Maestra
Marisol McDonald has flaming red hair and nut-brown skin. Polka dots and stripes are her favorite combination. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos in her lunch box. To Marisol, these seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together.
Other people wrinkle their nose in confusion at Marisol-can’t she just choose one or the other? Try as she might, in a world where everyone tries to put this biracial, Peruvian-Scottish-American girl into a box, Marisol McDonald doesn’t match. And that’s just fine with her.
A mestiza Peruvian American of European, Jewish, and Amerindian heritage, renowned author Monica Brown wrote this lively story to bring her own experience of being mismatched to life. Her buoyant prose is perfectly matched by Sara Palacios’ mixed media illustrations.
- Publishers Weekly 09/05/2011 (EAN 9780892392353, Hardcover)
- School Library Journal 09/01/2011 pg. 140 (EAN 9780892392353, Hardcover)
- Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2011 (EAN 9780892392353, Hardcover) – *Starred Review
- Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2012 pg. 20 (EAN 9780892392353, Hardcover)
- Wilson Children’s Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780892392353, Hardcover)
Contributor Bio: Brown, Monica
Monica Brown is the author of many award-winning bilingual books for children, many of which are inspired by her Peruvian American heritage. Monica is a Professor of English at Northern Arizona University, specializing in U.S. Latino Literature and Multicultural Literature. She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. You can find her online at monicabrown.net.
Contributor Bio: Palacios, Sara
Sara Palacios was born in Mexico City. She holds degrees in Graphic Design, Illustration, and Digital Graphic Techniques, and is pursuing her MFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She divides her time between Mexico City and San Francisco, California. Her web site is sarapalacios.com.