Merci Suárez Changes Gears

Title

Merci Suárez Changes Gears

Authors

Meg Medina

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780763690496

Pages

355 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Merci Suárez begins the sixth grade and knows things will change, but she did not count on her grandfather acting strangely, not fitting in at her private school, and dealing with Edna Santos' jealousy.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

700L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Neurological disorder; multigenerational family; Alzheimer's disease; adult with a neurological disorder

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic

Awards

Best Books for Kids, 2018
Best Children and YA Books, 2018 Middle Grade
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018
Booklist Top 10 Sports Books for Youth, 2018
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2019 Ages (10-14)
Choices, 2019 Children's Fiction
Notable Children's Books, 2019 Middle Readers
Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2019
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019 Grades 6-8
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2018 Middle Grade
Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2019, Commended Title
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
International Latino Book Award, 2019, Finalist, Best Youth Chapter Fiction Book(English)
John Newbery Medal, 2019, Winner, Children's Literature
Kirkus Prize, 2018, Finalist, Children's

Keywords

family life; Florida; friendships; middle school; school projects; mean girls; bicycles; social issues

Diversity Impact

indirect

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