The First Rule of Punk

The First Rule of Punk

by Celia C. Perez


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ISBN-13: 9780425290408
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 48,397
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Celia C. Pérez is the award-winning author of The First Rule of Punk, a 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book. Celia is a longtime maker of zines inspired by her love of punk music and writing. Her favorite zine supplies are a long-arm stapler, glue sticks, and watercolor pencils. She'll never stop picking cilantro out of her food at restaurants, and she owns two sets of worry dolls because you can never have too many. Originally from Miami, Florida, Celia lives in Chicago with her family where she works as a community college librarian.

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The First Rule of Punk 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Darby-Karchut More than 1 year ago
This book is why I love reading middle grade! THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK by Celia C. Pérez has everything I look for in a story. Malú is a heroine with guts and heart and a strong sense of self, all which stands her in good stead as she navigates the ups and downs of being a new girl in school and in her neighborhood. She is also an artist, creating zines to express her feelings and interests. I love her spunk something fierce. I enjoyed the blend of Latino culture, punk music, strong family ties, and the drama that is the world of middle school. As a former seventh grade teacher, the on-going dress code issues cracked me up. So, just how good is this book? Well, folks who know me know I gravitate to urban fantasy and magical realism and male protagonists. But THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK had me at the opening scene and wouldn’t let me go until I finished it. Bravo to Celia C. Pérez on her debut novel. This is an author I’ll be following from now on. Highly recommended.