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by | Read by Trini Alvarado

Children Ages 10+ • 5.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

Trini Alvarado voices young María Luisa, who prefers to be called Malú, in this audiobook about not fitting in. Navigating a cast of diverse characters, from Malú's outspoken mother to her punk rocker father and neighborly Señora Oralia, Alvarado flawlessly tackles a variety of Midwestern and Spanish accents. This vulnerable portrayal of a Hispanic girl meeting life's challenges head-on is given beautiful and realistic tones through Alvarado's calm and collected voice. Music is a part of Malú's soul, and it can be found in the rhythmic way her thoughts progress through the book. In this story of finding yourself, your friends, and your passion, Pérez and Alvarado ensure that every listener ends the story with the confidence to march to the beat of their own drum. V.C. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2017]

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2017

CD ISBN 9781501980169 $51.75 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 9781501980411 $47.00

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