The first rule of punk by Perez, Celia C (#1026JM1)

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The first rule of punk

by Perez, Celia C
Paperback Puffin Books, 2018

$8.99

Overview
From the Publisher
A 2018 Pura Belpr Author Honor Book

The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one's watching.

There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new school--you can't fix it with duct tape like you would your Chuck Taylors. On Day One, twelve-year-old Mal (Mar a Luisa, if you want to annoy her) inadvertently upsets Posada Middle School's queen bee, violates the school's dress code with her punk rock look, and disappoints her college-professor mom in the process. Her dad, who now lives a thousand miles away, says things will get better as long as she remembers the first rule of punk: be yourself.

The real Mal loves rock music, skateboarding, zines, and Soyrizo (hold the cilantro, please). And when she assembles a group of like-minded misfits at school and starts a band, Mal finally begins to feel at home. She'll do anything to preserve this, which includes standing up to an anti-punk school administration to fight for her right to express herself

Black and white illustrations and collage art throughout make The First Rule of Punk a perfect pick for fans of books like Roller Girl and online magazines like Rookie.

"Armed with a microphone and a pair of scissors, this book is all about creating something new and awesome in the world. Mal rocks " --Victoria Jamieson, author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning Roller Girl

Reviews & Awards
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 09/01/17
  • Christian Library Journal, 04/01/18
  • Horn Book Magazine, 07/01/17
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 06/15/17
  • New York Times, 08/27/17
  • Publishers Weekly Annex starred, 08/07/17
  • Pura Belpre Author Honor, 2018
  • School Library Connection, 08/01/17
  • School Library Journal starred, 06/01/17
Product Details
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publication Date: July 17, 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 310 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-425-29042-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-425-29042-2
  • Follett Number: 1026JM1
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 4.5
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.5
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 7
  • AR Quiz: 190322EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.2
  • Reading Counts Points: 12
  • Lexile: 670L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: T