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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Thomaston Public Library TEEN PEREZ (Text to phone) 34020142217767 Teen Nutmeg Checked out 08/10/2021
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Twelve-year-old María Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malú) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
670L Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Reading Counts! 4.2.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.5 7 190322.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Middle School (Teen), 2022.
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017.
Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, 2018.
Horn Book Fanfare List, 2017.
Pura Belpré Author Honor, 2018.
Américas Award commended title, 2018.
Subject: Individuality > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Mexican Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Punk rock music > Juvenile fiction.
Bands (Music) > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Juvenile fiction.
Individuality > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Mexican Americans > Fiction.
Punk rock music > Fiction.
Bands (Music) > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Genre: Children.
Fiction.

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The First Rule of Punk
The First Rule of Punk
by Pérez, Celia C.
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The First Rule of Punk

Celia C. Perez has been making zines inspired by punk and her love of writing for longer than some of you have been alive. Her favorite zine supplies are a long-arm stapler, glue sticks, and watercolor pencils. She still listens to punk music, and she'll never stop picking cilantro out of her food at restaurants. Originally from Miami, Florida, Celia lives in Chicago with her family and works as a community college librarian. She owns two sets of worry dolls because you can never have too many. The First Rule of Punk is her first book for young readers.


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