Click to receive personalized book recommendations daily.
Check Out These
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
See the List
Best Seller
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez

The First Rule of Punk

The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez
Paperback
Jul 17, 2018 | 336 Pages
See All Formats (2) +
  • Paperback $8.99

    Jul 17, 2018 | 336 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • Hardcover $16.99

    Aug 22, 2017 | 336 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • Ebook $8.99

    Aug 22, 2017 | 336 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

Product Details

Praise

A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book
A 2018 ALSC Notable Children’s Book
A 2018 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award Winner
A 2017 ABA Indies Introduce Title
A Kids’ Indie Next List Pick
An E.B. White Read-Aloud Middle Reader Award finalist
A 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction and Poetry Honor Book
An Amelia Bloomer List Book
CCBC Choices 2018
A 2018 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Publishers Weekly Flying Start
NPR Best Books of 2017 
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2017
School Library Journal Best Books of 2017 
A Horn Book Fanfare Selection
Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature Best Books of 2017
NYPL Best Books for Kids 2017
Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books 2017
Evanston Public Library 101 Great Books for Kids 2017 
A Seattle Public Library Top 10 Children’s Chapter Book of 2017
A UPenn Graduate School of Education Best Book of 2017
2018-2019 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Nominee
2018-2019 Sunshine State Young Readers Award Nominee
A 2018 Great Lakes, Great Reads Award Winner
2017 Nerdy Book Award Winner

PRAISE FOR THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK:


“A charming debut about a thoughtful, creative preteen connecting to both halves of her identity.” 
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Those who enjoy vivacious, plucky heroines… will eagerly embrace Malu.”
School Library Journal (starred review)

“Pérez’s debut is as exuberant as its heroine… A rowdy reminder that people are at their best when they aren’t forced into neat, tidy boxes.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Extremely relatable and creatively inspiring, with a voice that is equal parts witty and sharp.”
—Bustle.com

Malú is an irrepressible force, one that readers will long remember.”
—Diana López, author of Confetti Girl and Nothing Up My Sleeve

Looking for More Great Reads?
Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now
Back to Top