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Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina

By Monica Encarnacion, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Biracial girl embraces her uniqueness in charming story.

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Colorful illustrations and short sentences draw readers into this fun bilingual picture book with a powerful message. The simple vocabulary in Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina makes the story easy to follow in either English or Spanish. Palacio's detailed and playful illustrations beautifully depict diversity on each page and make it easier for readers to follow along if reading in a new language. Additionally, each page includes at least one image constructed from newspaper clippings, further engaging curious readers.

Kids who belong to multiple cultures will identify with Marisol and may find comfort in knowing that there are book characters who also do not fit into a specific box; it's alright to be brown and have red hair. This book's message is important: Be who you are without fear of being different. Marisol teaches us that seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together!

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