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Merci Suárez Plays It Cool by Meg Medina
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Merci Suárez Plays It Cool by Meg Medina
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Aug 16, 2022 | ISBN 9781536219463

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Although it’s accessible to new readers, the story’s conclusion will particularly resonate with existing fans of Merci and her Cuban American family. Medina finishes the heartwarming story arc of her plucky, curious, strong-willed young protagonist with the same well-crafted dialogue, humor, and cultural exploration readers expect. A fabulous finale to a memorable trilogy.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The strength of this story lies in the authenticity of Merci’s character and her refreshingly sincere responses to the world around her, even and especially when self-conscious or misguided. Her home among her Cuban American family may not always be the refuge she wants, but it is full of love, support, Cuban traditions, and, occasionally, something delicious made by or with Abuela. . . the book closes on a note of promise as Merci leads her team out onto the field for their first game.
—The Horn Book (starred review)

This final entry in the Merci Suárez trilogy once again shows readers the strength and beauty of family. Readers will love the inside look at clever Merci’s thoughts and feelings and may find similarities in their own experiences at school and home. Highly recommended for all middle-grade collections.
—Booklist (starred review)


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