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Frizzy



by
Claribel A. Ortega
illustrated by
Rose Bousamra

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
First Second
ISBN
9781250259622
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism
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A middle grade graphic novel about Marlene, a young girl who stops straightening her hair and embraces her natural curls.

Marlene loves three things: books, her cool Tía Ruby, and hanging out with her best friend Camila. But according to her mother, Paola, the only thing she needs to focus on is school and "growing up." That means straightening her hair every weekend so she can have "presentable," "good hair."

But Marlene hates being in the salon and doesn't understand why her curls are not considered pretty by those around her. With a few hiccups, a dash of embarrassment, and the much-needed help of Camila and Tia Ruby, she slowly starts a journey to learn to appreciate and proudly wear her curly hair.

“What’s in Marlene’s backpack?” Full-color digital illustrations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

224

Trim Size

8" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

3: points 1

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2022

Book Genres

Graphic Novels

Topics

Natural hair. Dominican Americans. Middle schools. Mothers and daughters. Aunts. Family. Friendship. Coming of age. Self-esteem and self-reliance.

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Grades 5-8
Graphic Novels Middle Plus
For Grades 5-8

Book-length narratives presented in comic book style, graphic novels foster both visual and verbal comprehension skills while exposing readers to interesting dialogue and satire, as well as affirming diversity.

JLG's selection of these unique books, some of them only published in softcover, are ideal for attracting reluctant readers and introducing them to literature they might not encounter otherwise. You may find that the 12 books in this category will turn your reluctant readers into eager readers.

14 books per Year
$293.02 per Year
Interests
Diversity,ESL,Fiction,Graphic Novels,Reluctant Readers,Transitional Readers,Funny/Humorous
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