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Barely Floating by Lilliam Rivera
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Aug 29, 2023 | ISBN 9780593323120

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Booklist Best Books of 2023 (Editor’s Choice)
Kobo Best Books of 2023 (Kids)
2024 Rise: A Feminist Book Project List (Middle Grade: Fiction)
2024 Bank Street Best Children’s Books

“Rivera’s layered, sparkling middle-grade debut is Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ (2015) by way of Lisa Fipps’ Starfish (2021). . . . Display this empowering novel with Esther Williams’ classic Million Dollar Mermaid.”
Booklist, starred review
“Rivera brings a freshness to a conventional middle-grade story with flowing prose that effortlessly captures the complicated and often conflicting emotions of being a tween, especially one who has to face microaggressions for being fat, brown, Latina, and not rich.”
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review
“In laugh-out-loud, blunt prose, Rivera cultivates a touching and unapologetically positive interpretation of one tween’s desire to break the mold.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A body-positive story of growing up that’s sure to make a splash”
Kirkus Reviews

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