Confetti Girl
Confetti Girl

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Annotation: After the death of her mother, Texas sixth-grader Lina's grades and mood drop as she watches her father lose himself more and more in books, while her best friend uses Lina as an excuse to secretly meet her boyfriend.
Catalog Number: #50916
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition Date: 2010
Pages: 198 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-316-02956-4 Perma-Bound: 0-605-49806-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-316-02956-8 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-49806-8
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2008032819
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
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Word Count: 41,839
Reading Level: 4.1
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.1 / points: 6.0 / quiz: 130486 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.8 / points:11.0 / quiz:Q48172
Lexile: 660L
Guided Reading Level: V
Fountas & Pinnell: V

Educator's Guide: Confetti Girl Educator's Guide

Apolonia "Lina" <ST1:PLACE w:st="on">Flores</ST1:PLACE> is a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who's just looking for answers. Even though her house is crammed full of books (her dad's a bibliophile), she's having trouble figuring out some very big questions, like why her dad seems to care about books more than her, why her best friend's divorced mom is obsessed with making cascarones (hollowed eggshells filled with colorful confetti), and, most of all, why her mom died last year. Like colors in cascarones, Lina's life is a rainbow of people, interests, and unexpected changes.

In her first novel for young readers, Diana López creates a clever and honest story about a young <ST1:CITY w:st="on"><ST1:PLACE w:st="on">Latina</ST1:PLACE></ST1:CITY> girl navigating growing pains in her South Texan city.

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