A Newbery Medal-Winning Author
A Pura Belpre Author Award Winner
Merci Suarez (Book 3)
In a satisfying finale to her trilogy, Newbery Medalist Meg Medina follows Merci Suarez into an eighth- grade year full of changes. For Merci Suarez, eighth grade means a new haircut, nighttime football games, and an overnight field trip. At home, it means more chores and keeping an eye on Lolo as his health worsens. It's a year filled with more responsibility, but also with opportunities to reinvent herself. Merci has always been fine with not being one of the popular kids like Avery Sanders, who will probably be the soccer captain. But then Avery starts talking to Merci more, and not just as a teammate. Does this mean they're friends? Merci wants to play it cool, but with Edna always in her business, it's only a matter of time before Merci has to decide where her loyalty stands.