Narrator Frankie Corzo presents a realistic portrayal of a young, first-generation Cuban-American’s life in Florida. Sixth grader Merci Suárez is a scholarship student at an exclusive private school where she deals confidently with the class queen bee, boys, challenging school assignments, and preparing to try out for the school soccer team. At home, Merci lives with her close-knit extended family, including Lolo, her beloved grandfather, whose health is starting to decline. Corzo perfectly delineates the Spanish words and accents of Merci’s family, but she uses a neutral American accent to narrate Merci’s voice, highlighting the way Merci straddles both cultures. Many listeners will relate to Merci as she navigates changes in her family and school life. S.C. 2018 Best Audiobook, 2019 Newbery Medal © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2018]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick 2018
CD ISBN 9781978644540 $21.99 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781978644533 $16.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-9786-4455-7 $14.99
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick 2018
CD ISBN 9781978644564 $49.97 Six CDs
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