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The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez

The First Rule of Punk

The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez
Aug 22, 2017 | 336 Pages
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    Aug 22, 2017 | 336 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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

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A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book
A 2017 ABA Indies Introduce Title
A Junior Library Guild Selection
NPR Best Books of 2017 
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2017
School Library Journal Best Books of 2017 
NYPL Best Books for Kids 2017
Evanston Public Library 101 Great Books for Kids 2017 


“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.”

“In The First Rule of Punk, Celia C. Pérez brings us Malú, a girl whose talents are as diverse as the images and words she snips for her zines. Malú is an irrepressible force, one that readers will long remember.”
—Diana López, author of Confetti Girl and Nothing Up My Sleeve

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