We’re so excited to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina by Monica Brown and illustrated by Sara Palacios. Over the years, the iconic, titular character, Marisol, has touched the hearts of young readers everywhere through play, imagination, and just being her amazing self!
Renowned author Monica Brown wrote this title as well as others in this lively series—Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash/Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual and Marisol McDonald and the Monster/Marisol McDonald y el monstruo—to bring her own experience of being multiracial to life. Fans of the award-winning Marisol McDonald series will be encouraged to embrace their own uniqueness like Marisol who takes pride in her individuality.
Join author Monica Brown and editor Louise May in conversation as they celebrate the 10th Anniversary!
Date: November 15, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM ET
How to Join: Register here. Join us live, or register for a link to watch the recordings later!
Marisol McDonald has flaming red hair and nut-brown skin. Polka dots and stripes are her favorite combination. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos in her lunch box. To Marisol, these seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together. Other people wrinkle their nose in confusion at Marisol—can’t she just choose one or the other? Try as she might, in a world where everyone tries to put this biracial, Peruvian-Scottish-American girl into a box, Marisol McDonald doesn’t match. And that’s just fine with her.
In the follow-up to the Pura Belpré Award Honor-winning Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald No Combina, everyone’s favorite mismatched heroine turns eight and throws a fabulously mismatched party.
With her orange-red hair, golden-brown skin, and endearing individuality, Peruvian-Scottish-American Marisol learns to face her fears in this empowering story of harnessing the imagination and conquering nighttime monsters.
In this interview, author Monica Brown shares her thoughts and inspiration behind creating a bicultural character and why she loves writing children’s books.
Marisol McDonald series Resources:
Marisol McDonald Activity Kit
Building Classroom Community in Kindergarten
Spanish Playground: Marisol McDonald and the Monster Activities
Crayola: Making Matches Activity
Institute for Humane Education