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Perez, Celia C.
New York : Viking, 2017
IL 5-8, RL 6.2

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Twelve-year-old Maria Luisa, or Malu as she prefers to be called, loves punk. She loves the music. She loves the look. She also loes skateboarding and zines. She shares these interests with her dad but now she and her mom are moving away. Her mother has a new job in Chicago and they move just before the start of 7th grade. Not a great time to be the new kid. And Malu find herself in trouble right from the start. She has violated the dress code by wearing makeup. And the class queen bee has her sights on Malu.  It is not a great start. But Malu does find a few kids with similar interests and they decide to start their own punk band. But Malu learns that it is not always easy to stand up for what you believe in and be yourself.

SUBJECTS:     Bands (Music) -- Fiction.
                        Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Individuality -- Fiction.
                        Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
                        Middle schools -- Fiction.
                        Punk rock music -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.

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