Buy New
$13.32
Qty:1
  • List Price: $17.95
  • Save: $4.63 (26%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Trade in your item
Get a $2.58
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina Hardcover – September 27, 2011


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$13.32
$10.64 $9.33
100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime


Frequently Bought Together

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina + Rene Has Two Last Names / Rene tiene dos apellidos
Price for both: $27.11

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 580L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Children's Book Press; Bilingual edition (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892392355
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892392353
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Monica Brown, Ph.D., is the author of award-winning bilingual books for children, including My Name Is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/Me llamo Celia: La vida de Celia Cruz (Luna Rising), a recipient of the Américas Award for Children's Literature and a Pura Belpré Honor. Her latest book, Side by Side/Lado a Lado (HarperCollins) was nominated as an Outstanding Literary Work for Children in the NAACP Image Awards. She is a Professor of English at Northern Arizona University, specializing in U.S. Latino Literature and Multicultural Literature. She also writes and publishes scholarly work with a Latino/a focus and numerous scholarly articles and chapters on Latino/a literature and cultural studies. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Sara Palacios was born and raised in Mexico City. She holds degrees in Graphic Design, Illustration, and Digital Graphic Techniques from universities in Mexico, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for Santillana, McGraw-Hill, SM, and others. Sara divides her time between San Francisco, California, and Mexico City, Mexico.

More About the Author

For more information, visit monicabrown.net

Monica Brown, Ph.D. is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People (Henry Holt), winner of the Américas Award for Children's Literature and an Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction, and Waiting for the Biblioburro (Random House), a Christopher Award winner. Her picture book Side by Side: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/Lado a lado: La historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez (Rayo/HarperCollins) was an NAACP Image Award nominee and Tejas Star Book Award finalist.

Monica's books are inspired by her Peruvian- American heritage and desire to share Latino/a stories with children. "I write from a place of deep passion, joy, and commitment to producing the highest possible quality of literature for children. In my biographies, the lives of my subjects are so interesting and transformational that I am simply giving them voice for a young audience. I don't think it is ever too early to introduce children to the concepts of magical realism, social justice, and dreaming big!"

Her other books include Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald no combina (Lee & Low), winner of the International Latino Book Award and a Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration, Clara and the Curandera/Clara y la curandera (Piñata Books), Pelé, King of Soccer/Pelé, el rey del fútbol (Rayo/HarperCollins), and Chavela and the Magic Bubble (Clarion).

Monica Brown is a Professor of English at Northern Arizona University, specializing in U.S. Latino Literature and Multicultural Literature. She also writes and publishes scholarly work with a Latino/a focus, including Gang Nation: Delinquent Citizenship in Puerto Rican and Chicano and Chicana Literature; and numerous scholarly articles and chapters on Latino/a literature and cultural studies. She is a recipient of the prestigious Rockefeller Fellowship on Chicano Cultural Literacies from the Center for Chicano Studies at the University of California. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
23
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 24 customer reviews
The illustrations in the book are so vibrant with shades of color with its on unique touch.
lynn08
There's also a great moment when Marisol is asked why she wanted to try conforming, and suddenly realizes that she can't even remember why it seemed like a good idea.
grrlpup
I would say this would be a great read aloud to any age group, and a read on their own book at about 2nd or 3rd grade.
Megan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Debnance at Readerbuzz on December 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Marisol is different, everyone tells her. Marisol likes to wear polka dotted shirts and striped pants. Marisol has brown skin and red hair and freckles. Marisol likes to eat peanut butter and jelly on burritos. Marisol speaks Spanish and English. Marisol no combina; Marisol doesn't match.

I loved reading this book in Spanish to my bilingual children at school and seeing how many of them identify with Marisol. I identified with Marisol, too, growing up with a Catholic mom from a city in the North and a Baptist dad from the country in the South, always feeling like I don't match, but never really caring. I admired Marisol's courage in creating fun new ideas from tired old ones.

"My teacher, Ms. Apple, doesn't like the way I sign my name. `Marisol McDonald,' she says, `this doesn't match! At school we learn to print and use cursive, but not at the same time.'

But I like the way Marisol McDonald looks."
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. R. Chaverri on March 17, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
We love this book! The main character, Marisol is simply adorable and yet powerful! My children talk about Marisol as if she was their friend: when picking their clothes in the morning, when choosing breakfast, when deciding what game to play.

We are a bilingual family so this book is especially relevant to us, but I read this book at my daughter's preschool and both the children and the teachers loved it!

I also liked that the dog was adopted from a shelter instead of bought. What a great lesson for kids!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Megan on November 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match is a great book about a little girl who is told she does not match. She wears mismatching clothes, she likes PB&J burritos, and has her own personal way of writing her name. When people keep asking her why she doesn't match, she decided to try and match. In the end, with the help of a caring teacher, Marisol learns that it is better to be herself.
I would say this would be a great read aloud to any age group, and a read on their own book at about 2nd or 3rd grade.
I would recommend buying this book for a classroom or personal collection because it has a great message of being yourself. Also because it is bilingual, it is a great book for both English and Spanish readers.
Great book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Samantha on April 30, 2013
Format: Hardcover
The cover of the book and title already makes the reader guess at what the story is going to be about and draws the reader right in. As soon as the story starts the reader can already tell that the story is about a little girl who is full of confidence and embraces her mixed heritage. This little girl loves that she is different from everyone else and enjoys that she is from different cultures. As the story goes on she gets teased and it puts her down but in the end she realizes she is unique and that is what makes her special even if it doesn't match what everyone else expects.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reb on May 28, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Nowadays, more people are no longer clearly one culture or another but a mix of several cultures. Marisol McDonald is that combination of person; a Peruvian Scottish American girl. There will be many young readers who will relate to Marisol, yet are constantly being pressured to name their heritage. However, Marisol will be encouraging to them because she embraces her differences and celebrates the various cultures within her, as well as her individuality. The author's style of writing, along with the colorful illustrations comes together to make this book fun and engaging to young readers. This picture book received the Pura Belpre Award because of its excellence in Latino/Latina literature. It sets a good example for all young readers to find and embrace their own uniqueness.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. P. on December 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My daughters love this book! Marisol, the main character, is fun, spunky and easy to relate to. Her dilemma, being teased and corrected for her unique style, is pertinent for preschool and early elementary kids. The narrative arc works well. The book is not preachy nor does it take the criticism from others so far that it would make sensitive souls or super young children uncomfortable. It's very well written and the prose has a great child-like voice. And, on top of all this, the story is written in both English and Spanish. My daughter had been reluctant to engage with my attempts at introducing foreign languages until we started reading this book. She now loves for me to read it in both languages. Go Marisol!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on November 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I adored reading this book. Marisol is such a spunky delightful child who doesn't like to match. She likes to wear polka dots and stripes. She eats peanut butter and jelly on her burrito, and she never chooses one things to be when playing games. Marisol does not match and that is perfectly fine with her, even if the other kids don't agree. I think this book is a great way to teach children that it's okay to be different. It's okay to like things that other's might not like and do what others might not want to do. As long as you enjoy it then what others think doesn't matter.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amber's Book Reviews on November 26, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Great book had me laughing at the end. I love this book and its lovely text with captivating illustrations. I would use this book in my classroom as a beginning of the school year read aloud. This is great way to build confidence in students. It teaches them that people can come from more than one culture and that plays a very important part of being who you are. It also teaches students that everyone is a unique individual that should be proud of themselves and should never feel that they are different. I think this is a good way to get every student comfortable in their skin and in the classroom. Palacios' illustrations are lively. She portrays the mismatch of Marisol's outfits well. The technique of having text appear on some objects is used which is the only problem I seen with the book, as I found it a bit distracting, but others may really like it. All in all I would recommend this story as one to read to young children.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?