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Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish | Pablo Cartaya
6 posts | 4 read | 11 to read
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.
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Daisey
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This is a great story of family and friendship, with a fantastic dynamic between Marcus, his brother Charlie, and their mother. The description of the travel and culture in Puerto Rico was wonderful.

Just a note, there‘s a fair amount of Spanish and a little bit of German on a few pages.

#middlegrade #TRS2019 #MsDsLibrary

Daisey I never used to take the time to match my bookmark to my book, but now I often do and these seemed a pretty good pair. Thanks, @Faibka! 3w
jewright Quiero leer este libro. 3w
Daisey @jewright I was planning to recommend you take a look. 3w
Faibka @Daisey that‘s a great match! 😃 interesting book, I‘ll have to check it out 3w
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TheBookAddict
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Wow...It hit me in the feels. Marcus Vega, a middle school kid, has a lot on his plate. He loves his brother and his mother, who works really hard to make ends meet. When things get a bit out of hand his mom decides to take her family to visit family in PR. She‘s trying to spend time with her boys and regroup, but Marcus‘ focus is on finding his father who left them 10 yrs ago.
#middlegradereads #diversebooks #diverseauthors #SetInPR #YesiReads

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Peddler410
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Next up for my middle grade reads. I‘ve heard a good deal of great things about this one ... surprised there‘s only one other post about it 🤷‍♀️

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abbylibrarian
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Next up on my reading weekend! I loved Pablo Cartaya‘s first middle grade novel. I‘ve been looking forward to this one. And yes, that‘s how my cat sleeps! 😻 #howiereads

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