Frizzy (Paperback)


Author: Claribel A. Ortega

Illustrator: Rose Bousamra

*With Signed Art Card!*

Marlene loves three things: books, her cool Tía Ruby, and hanging out with her best friend Camila. But according to her mother, Paola, the only thing she needs to focus on is school and "growing up." That means straightening her hair every weekend so she can have "presentable," "good hair." But Marlene hates being in the salon and doesn't understand why her curls are not considered pretty by those around her. With a few hiccups, a dash of embarrassment, and the much-needed help of Camila and Tia Ruby, she sets out to discover how to appreciate and proudly wear her curly hair. Your young readers will love this story of one girl learning how to be herself and appreciate who she is.

Ages 8–12. 224pp