Fifth-grader Miata Ramirez and her running mate, Ana, decide to challenge class clown Rudy and his friend, Alex, for the office of student body president. Barrie Kreinik's capable narration of this school tale pleases as she smoothly transitions from unobtrusive narrative to original portrayals of determined Miata, shy Ana, brash Rudy, and his cutup sidekick, Alex. This production offers an engaging look at school politics and the quest for popularity, along with the dynamics of boy/girl relationships. (Miata and Ana's school beautification platform contrasts sharply with her opponents' "longer recesses and more ice cream" agenda.) Whether bringing to life the story's lively dialogue or weaving in Spanish expressions that create the children's everyday world, Kreinik makes the most of Soto's engaging story. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2013]
Trade Ed. AudioGO 2013
CD ISBN 978-1-4821-0173-7 $15.16 Three CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. AudioGO 2013
CD ISBN 978-1-62460-611-3 $39.95 Three CDs
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