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Author Cartaya, Pablo, author.

Title Marcus Vega doesn't speak Spanish / by Pablo Cartaya.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, 2018.
©2018

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Children's Department  MDL CARTAYA, P.    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Children's Department  J FICTION CARTAYA    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, McMahon Wintonbury Library - Middle Grade  MIDDLE GRADE CARTAYA    DUE 12-06-21
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Middle Grade  MIDDLE GRADE CARTAYA    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Nutmeg Collection  J CARTAYA    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Middle School New  Nutmeg MSF CARTAYA    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Middle School New  Nutmeg MSF CARTAYA c.2  DUE 12-16-21
 Canton Public Library - Teen  NUTMEG TEEN FICTION CARTAYA    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Children's Department  NUTMEG M J FICTION CARTAYA    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Teen  TWEEN CAR    Check Shelf

Description 249 pages ; 22 cm
Age group: age Preteens lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Sixth grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Seventh grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Eighth grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Middle school students lcdgt
Summary After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus's mother takes him and his younger brother, who has Down syndrome, to Puerto Rico to visit relatives they do not remember or have never met, and while there Marcus starts searching for his father, who left their family ten years ago and is somewhere on the island.
Marcus Vega is six feet tall, 180 pounds, and the owner of a premature mustache. When you look like this and you're only in the eighth grade, you're both a threat and a target. After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus's mom decides it's time for a change of environment. She takes Marcus and his younger brother to Puerto Rico to spend a week with relatives they don't remember or have never met. But Marcus can't focus, knowing that his father - who walked out of their lives ten years ago - is somewhere on the island. A series of misadventures takes Marcus all over Puerto Rico in search of his elusive namesake. Marcus doesn't know if he'll ever find his father, but what he ultimately discovers changes his life. And he even learns a bit of Spanish along the way. -- From dust jacket.
Audience Structure indicator: 90 (high) Syntactic indicator: 90 (high) Semantic indicator: 100 (very high) Decoding indicator: 100 (very high) Lexile.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.9 6 196042.
Lexile HL580L.
Awards ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019
Américas Award commended title, 2019
Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Older Readers, 2018
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018
Subject Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Puerto Ricans -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Down syndrome -- Juvenile fiction.
People with mental disabilities -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Puerto Rico -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Puerto Ricans -- United States -- Fiction.
Down syndrome -- Fiction.
People with mental disabilities -- Fiction.
Middle schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Puerto Rico -- Fiction.
Down Syndrome.
JUVENILE FICTION -- People & Places -- United States -- Hispanic & Latino.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- General (see also headings under Social Issues)
JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Issues -- Special Needs.
Down syndrome. (OCoLC)fst00897227
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Middle schools. (OCoLC)fst01020553
People with mental disabilities. (OCoLC)fst01057383
Puerto Ricans. (OCoLC)fst01083707
Schools. (OCoLC)fst01107958
Puerto Rico. (OCoLC)fst01205432
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Down Syndrome -- Juvenile fiction.
People with mental disabilities -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Family -- Fiction.
Down Syndrome -- Fiction.
People with mental disabilities -- Fiction.
Middle schools -- Fiction.
School stories.
Genre/Form Juvenile works.
Domestic fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726589
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Domestic fiction.
Added Title Marcus Vega does not speak Spanish
ISBN 9781101997260 (hardcover)
1101997265 (hardcover)
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