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"When fifteen-year-old Cuban American Mariana Ruiz's father runs for president, Mari starts to see him with new eyes. A novel about waking up and standing up, and what happens when you stop seeing your dad as your hero-while the whole country is watching"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Clarion Books, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
Branch Call Number: FICTION SYL
Characteristics: 328 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780358124351


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What's it really like to be in a presidential campaign? Teen Mariana Cruz find out when her father runs for president, and her life is turned upside down by the process. I love this book because it gives us a close-up view of what candidates go through and makes readers aware of the flaws in our ... Read More »

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Jul 26, 2020

Five stars all the way for this debut YA book about Mari, a 15-year-old Cuban American girl from Miami Florida, whose father is running for US president. Its about family, finding your voice and growing up Latina with a healthy dose of current issues that are very familiar in other parts of the country. I’m so glad authors are finding ways to connect teens other than romances. Natalie Sylvester knows how to appeal to young leaders and activists. One thing, these past 3.5 years have shown us is intelligent, well-spoken kids ready to take on leadership roles. A very timely book.

JCLEmmaF Feb 18, 2020

This one was a quick, easy read, but in no way lacked depth. It’s a realistically complicated book, as Mariana begins her political awakening, coming into her own, somehow against her father’s- presidential candidate- wishes. Running will work for a lot of readers: politic curious kids, those who disagree with their families, those with questions, kids who love activism... This is a really. Good. Book.


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