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Posted February 15, 2013
Highly recommended. A delight to read for all ages
This book is a delightful story for all ages and ethnicities and carries a message for anyone who will spend a few pages with Marisol.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 28, 2012
Mismatched and Marvelous! This story of Marisol McDonald and th
Mismatched and Marvelous!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This story of Marisol McDonald and the celebration of her multiracial background and heritage is simply marvelous! It is easy to see why this book was a candidate for the Pura Belpre Award, with its focus on embracing individuality in an increasingly culturally diverse society. The book is printed with both English and Spanish text and is a perfect fit for any reader, including those with or without a bilingual background. The beautiful illustrations in this book complement the text and are filled with a mixed media of wonderful shades of watercolor as well as cut newspaper print blended together. The layout of the illustrations on double-page spreads makes it easy for the reader to see the world from Marisol's perspective. The underlying message of the book is to always be yourself and to be proud of who you are. Overall, the book does an excellent job focusing on the celebration of multiculturalism and is an excellent addition to any child's home library!
Posted November 13, 2012