Merci Suárez no sabe bailar (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the Merci Suárez series.


In Meg Medina’s follow-up to her Newbery Medal–winning novel, Merci takes on seventh grade, with all its travails of friendship, family, love—and finding your rhythm.

Séptimo grado va a ser todo un desafío para Merci Suárez: los maestros son más estrictos, las amistades son más complicadas y su familia es todavía… bueno, ellos siempre hacen que las cosas sean interesantes. Merci también tiene que gestionar la tienda de la escuela con un varón… y el hecho de que él es —pudiéramos decir— amable hace que todo sea aún más confuso. Y también está Edna Santos, más mandona que nunca, especialmente ahora que está a cargo de un evento anual: el Baile de los Corazones.

Sin embargo, una cosa es cierta: Merci Suárez no sabe bailar…, ni en el Baile de los Corazones ni en ninguna parte. La idea de bailar en público le da casi tanta náusea como el amor, y Merci ha estado pensando en el amor más de lo que ella quisiera, especialmente ahora que tía Inés parece que tiene novio. Merci solía hablar de todo con Lolo, pero ahora que el Alzheimer de su abuelo se está empeorando, ¿en quién podrá confiar ella para que la ayude a entender todas las cosas nuevas que ocurren en su vida?

Desde nuevas relaciones hasta conflictos con sus amistades y cambios en la familia, los lectores se deleitarán al ver a Merci descubrir el amor en sus múltiples formas en esta continuación de la novela ganadora de la Medalla Newbery.

Seventh grade is going to be tough for Merci Suárez. Her no-nonsense science teacher expects her to be a smart as her brother, Roli. She’s been assigned to co-manage the school store with Wilson Bellevue, a boy she barely knows but might actually like. And then there’s Edna Santos, who is more obnoxious than ever now that she’s in charge of the annual Heart Ball. One thing is for sure, though: Merci Suárez can’t dance, not even at the Heart Ball. Dancing makes her almost as queasy as love does, especially now that merengue-teaching Tía Inés has a new man in her life. Merci used to confide in her grandfather, Lolo, but with his Alzheimer’s getting worse, whom can she trust to help her make sense of all the changes in her life? The Suárez 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. Now in a Spanish edition.

About the Author

Meg Medina, the 2023­­­­–2024 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature,is a Cuban American author who writes for readers of all ages. Her middle-grade novel Merci Suárez Changes Gears received a Newbery Medal and was a New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of the Year, among many other distinctions. Its sequel, Merci Suárez Can’t Dance, received five starred reviews, while Merci Suárez Plays It Cool received four stars, with Kirkus Reviews calling it “a fabulous finale to a memorable trilogy.” Her most recent picture book, Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away, received honors including a Charlotte Zolotow Award and was the 2020 Jumpstart Read for the Record selection, reaching 2.24 million readers. She received a Pura Belpré Author Award Honor for her picture book Mango, Abuela, and Me. Her young adult novel Burn Baby Burn earned numerous distinctions, including being long-listed for the National Book Award and short-listed for the Kirkus Prize. Meg Medina received a Pura Belpré Author Award and a Cybils Award for her young adult novel Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, which has been adapted and illustrated as a graphic novel by Mel Valentine Vargas. She also received an Ezra Jack Keats Writer Award for her picture book Tía Isa Wants a Car. When she is not writing, Meg Medina works on community projects that support girls, Latino youth, and literacy. She lives with her family in Richmond, Virginia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781536226737
ISBN-10: 1536226734
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: September 13th, 2022
Pages: 384
Language: Spanish
Series: Merci Suárez