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Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey (ages 7 – 9)
Greenwillow Books (2021)
Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey (ages 7 – 9)

The Week Jr. Best Summer Reads | Parents Magazine Best Books of the Year | Chicago Public Library Best Books of the Year | Junior Library Guild Selection

Marisol Rainey’s mother was born in the Philippines. Marisol’s father works and lives part-time on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. And Marisol, who has a big imagination and likes to name inanimate objects, has a tree in her backyard she calls Peppina . . . but she’s way too scared to climb it.

Will Marisol be able to salvage her summer and have fun with Jada, her best friend? Maybe. Will Marisol figure out how to get annoying Evie Smythe to leave her alone? Maybe. Will Marisol ever get to spend enough real time with her father? Maybe. Will Marisol find the courage to climb Peppina? … Maybe.

Told in short chapters with illustrations by the author on nearly every page, Maybe, Maybe Marisol Rainey is a must-have for early elementary grade readers.


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