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"When fifteen-year-old Cuban American Mariana Ruiz's father runs for president, Mari starts to see him with new eyes. A novel about waking up and standing up, and what happens when you stop seeing your dad as your hero-while the whole country is watching"-- Provided by publisher.
Senator Anthony Ruiz is running for president. Throughout his successful political career he has always had his daughter's vote, but this presidential campaign brings a whole new level of scrutiny to Mariana and the rest of her Cuban American family. From a live tour of their home to doctored photos that go viral , Mari is in the middle of it all. As student activism grows at her school, Mari realizes her father is not the man she thought he was. How do you find your voice when everyone is watching-- and when it means disagreeing with your father publicly? -- adapted from jacket and Goodreads info
Publisher: New York, New York : Clarion Books, [2020]
ISBN: 9780358124351
0358124352
Branch Call Number: YA FIC SYLVESTER, N.
Characteristics: 328 pages ; 22 cm

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When fifteen-year-old Cuban American Mariana Ruiz's father runs for president, Mari starts to see him with new eyes. A novel about waking up and standing up, and what happens when you stop seeing your dad as your hero-while the whole country is watching.

When fifteen-year-old Cuban American Mariana Ruiz's father runs for president, Mari starts to see him with new eyes. A novel about waking up and standing up, and what happens when you stop seeing your dad as your hero - while the whole country is watching.


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brangwinn
Jul 26, 2020

Five stars all the way for this debut YA book about Mari, a 15-year-old Cuban American girl from Miami Florida, whose father is running for US president. Its about family, finding your voice and growing up Latina with a healthy dose of current issues that are very familiar in other parts of the country. I’m so glad authors are finding ways to connect teens other than romances. Natalie Sylvester knows how to appeal to young leaders and activists. One thing, these past 3.5 years have shown us is intelligent, well-spoken kids ready to take on leadership roles. A very timely book.

JCLEmmaF Feb 18, 2020

This one was a quick, easy read, but in no way lacked depth. It’s a realistically complicated book, as Mariana begins her political awakening, coming into her own, somehow against her father’s- presidential candidate- wishes. Running will work for a lot of readers: politic curious kids, those who disagree with their families, those with questions, kids who love activism... This is a really. Good. Book.

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