SNEAK PEEK: Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash

Can’t decide on a theme for your birthday party? No problem—just put them all together! At least, that’s Marisol McDonald’s philosophy. Get ready for a princess-unicorn-soccer themed party like you’ve never seen before in Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash/Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual, coming this September.

Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash cover image

Fans of Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina won’t be surprised to see the girl of many styles struggling to decide on a theme for her eighth birthday party. As if that weren’t hard enough, Marisol is faced with the prospect of not being able to see her abuelita, who lives in Peru, on her special day. Her friends are in for a huge surprise when they turn up for world’s most eclectic clash bash while Marisol happily gets her wish granted to see her abuelita.

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Drawing on her own unique mix of Peruvian, Scottish, Spanish, Amerindian, and Jewish ancestry, author Monica Brown follows the first Marisol adventure with another fun story about embracing one’s uniqueness and Sara Palacios (Pura Belpré Honor) brings the loveable Marisol back to life with vibrant mixed media artwork.

Kirkus Reviews says the title is “a broadly appealing bilingual and bicultural celebration of being oneself and the love of family” that’s “equally joyful in both English and Spanish.”

playground image from Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash

Read more about the book and enjoy a few bonus images on the Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash page.