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Frizzy - by Claribel A Ortega

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Format Hardcover

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Specifications

Suggested Age: 8-12 Years

Number of Pages: 224

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: People & Places

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: First Second

Book theme: Hispanic & Latino, United States

Author: Claribel A Ortega

Language: English

Street Date: October 18, 2022
TCIN: 84808166
UPC: 9781250259622
Item Number (DPCI): 247-30-6861
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description



Book Synopsis



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 could 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.



Review Quotes




"A wonderful tale about what it truly means to have good hair . . . and a good heart." --Varian Johnson, award-winning author of Twins

I desperately wish I'd had a book like this when I was growing up. Frizzy is uplifting, affirming, and healing to all kids who love their curls. Curly hair power! --Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of Valentina Salazar Is Not a Monster Hunter




About the Author



Claribel A. Ortega is a former reporter who writes middle-grade and young adult books inspired by her Dominican heritage. When she's not busy turning her obsession with eighties pop culture, magic, and video games into books, she's co-hosting her podcast Bad Author Book Club and helping authors navigate publishing with her consulting business GIFGRRL. Claribel has been featured on Buzzfeed, Good Morning America and Deadline. Her books include Ghost Squad and Witchlings, and Frizzy.

Rose Bousamra is a freelance illustrator and comic creator born and based in Michigan. Frizzy is their first graphic novel, with their forthcoming solo debut graphic novel Gutless also being published with First Second. When they're not making or reading comics they love baking sweets and playing fantasy video games.

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Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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