Merci Suarez Changes Gears


Author: Meg Medina


MEDINA, Meg. Merci Suárez Changes Gears. Somerville, MA: Candlewick [2018]. 8vo, [vi] 361pp. Yellow boards with spine stamped in green. Gray endpapers. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (no medal affixed). Signed by the author, Meg Medina.

First edition. 2019 Newbery Medal Winner! Sixth-grader Merci Suárez is having a tough time fitting in. Not only are she and her brother both scholarship students at their private school in Florida, but things at home aren’t going well either. Her beloved grandfather is forgetting important things and getting angry over nothing. But no one will tell Merci what is going on., so she has no one to count on but herself. Copies actually signed by the author – not on laid-in bookplates – are surprisingly scarce.