Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring
Paloma Marquez is traveling to Mexico City, birthplace of her deceased father, for the very first time. She's hoping that spending time in Mexico will help her unlock memories of the too-brief time they spent together. While in Mexico, Paloma meets Lizzie and Gael, who present her with an irresistible challenge: The siblings want her to help them find a valuable ring that once belonged to beloved Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Finding the ring means a big reward -- and the thanks of all Mexico. What better way to honor her father than returning a priceless piece of jewelry that once belonged to his favorite artist! But the brother and sister have a secret. Do they really want to return the ring, or are they after something else entirely?
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Single parent; Family member death; Biracial; Interracial; Bicultural; Bilingual; single mother; death of a father; biracial child; interracial parents; bicultural child; heritage; bilingual child; Spanish/English
Latinx (Mexican) / White
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
International Latino Book Award, 2018, Honourable Mention, Best Youth Chapter Fiction Book (English)
Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2019
Frida Kahlo; peacock ring; mystery; Mexico City, Mexico; art; siblings; fellowship; thief
Cervantes, Angela, "Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring" (2018). Diverse Families. 1955.