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Storytime Activity: Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/No Combina

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald No Combina

Meet Marisol McDonald, a little girl with fiery hair and a love for peanut butter and jelly burritos. This bilingual story by Monica Brown, published by Lee and Low Books with illustrations by Sara Palacios, we learn that we should embrace the things that make us different. These things make us who we are.


Author Monica Brown

 “I wrote the Marisol McDonald series because, like millions of Americans, I’m multiracial. I’m the daughter of a South American mother and a North American father, and my mother always told me that I was a citizen of the world! My life (and I bet yours too) is bound up with the history of many peoples, and like Marisol McDonald I open my arms wide and embrace them all.”


Monica Brown, Ph.D., is the award-winning author of multicultural books for children. She wrote Frida and her AnimalitosWaiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando al BiblioburroMarisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/no combinaPablo Neruda: Poet of the People, Sarai and the Meaning of Awesome (with Sarai Gonzales) and the Lola Levine chapter book series, including Lola Levine is Not MeanLola Levine, Drama QueenLola Levine and the Ballet Scheme, and Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream. The New York Times, The Washington post, and NPR have featured her books. They have garnered starred reviews, two Américas Awards, and a Christopher Award. She lives in Arizona with her family. She teaches Latinx and African American literature at Northern Arizona University. Her books are available in bilingual or Spanish editions and translated into a dozen languages.


Be sure to check out the rest of Marisol’s adventures!

"Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash"
Marisol is turning eight, and it’s time to plan a birthday party that will be fabulous, marvelous, and divine. What theme will she choose? And will her Abuelita make it to the party?

Available from Lee and Low

"Marisol McDonald and the Monster"
There are noises coming from under the bed…it couldn’t be a monster, could it? One with big eyes and sharp pointy teeth? Join Marisol McDonald as she bravely faces her fears!

Available from Lee and Low


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