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 Me, Frida, and the secret of the peacock ring
 Author: Cervantes, Angela

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 220 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 203942 ISBN: 9781338159318
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Kahlo, Frida -- Fiction
 Lost and found possessions -- Fiction
 Siblings -- Fiction
 Mexico City (Mexico) -- Fiction

Price: $21.38

Paloma Marquez is traveling to Mexico City, the birthplace of her deceased father, for the very first time, gets swept up in the art of Frida Kahlo, and uncovers a secret about one of Frida's most prized possessions.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 193865
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 73115

   Kirkus Reviews (01/15/18)
   School Library Journal (12/00/17)
   Booklist (02/01/18)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/03/18)

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Booklist - 02/01/2018 While her mother completes a university fellowship in Mexico City one summer, biracial Paloma gets a chance to dive into both her Mexican roots and an intriguing mystery. While there, she meets a pair of siblings who ask her to help them find a stolen ring that originally belonged to Frida Kahlo. Luckily for them, Paloma is up for the job, but as she learns more about the individuals involved, it becomes harder to know whom to trust. As Paloma gets caught up in the increasingly complicated scheme surrounding the ring, following her own instincts becomes just as important as tracking down the thief. Paloma is a clever heroine who genuinely wants to do the right thing by everyone she cares about, and young readers will likely relate to her struggle in balancing her sense of justice with her feelings of responsibility to her mother. Naturally, Cervantes includes plenty of Spanish words and phrases, which are either defined in the narrative or easily understandable with context clues. Hand this to fans of art-based mysteries. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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