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  • ISBN: 9780763690496
  • ISBN: 076369049X
  • Physical Description: 355 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
009-012.
4-7.
700L Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG 4.6 10.0.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection
ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019
CSMCL Best Books, 2018
Horn Book Fanfare List, 2018
Kirkus Prize Finalist for Young Readers' Literature, 2018
NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Honor, 2019
Newbery Medal, 2019
Publisher's Weekly Best Middle Grade Book, 2018
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018
Subject: Girls > Juvenile fiction.
Middle school students > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.
Sixth grade (Education) > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Grandfathers > Juvenile fiction.
Grandparent and child > Juvenile fiction.
Jealousy > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Grandfathers > Fiction.
Grandparent and child > Fiction.
Jealousy > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION > Family > Multigenerational.
JUVENILE FICTION > People & Places > United States > Hispanic & Latino.
JUVENILE FICTION > Social Themes > Friendship.
Girls.
Grandfathers.
Grandparent and child.
Jealousy.
Middle school students.
Middle schools.
Schools.
Sixth grade (Education)
JUVENILE FICTION > Family > Multigenerational.
JUVENILE FICTION > People & Places > United States > Hispanic & Latino.
JUVENILE FICTION > Social Themes > Friendship.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Grandfathers > Fiction.
Grandparent-grandchild relationship > Fiction.
Jealousy > Fiction.
Newbery Medal.
Florida > Juvenile fiction.
Florida.
Genre: School stories.
Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Novels.
Novels.
Domestic fiction.
Novels.
Domestic fiction.