Blog Tour Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly

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Blog Tour Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly

by Erin Entrada Kelly
Blog Tour Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada KellyMaybe Maybe Marisol Rainey Published by HarperCollins Publishers on 2021
Source: Childrens Book Review Tour
Genres: Friendship, Humorous Stories, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Themes, Young Adult
Pages: 160
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Format: Paperback
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"Utterly endearing!" --Annie Barrows, New York Times-bestselling author of the Ivy + Bean books
"Hilarious and heart-melting." --Sara Pennypacker, New York Times-bestselling author of Pax
Introducing eight-year-old Marisol Rainey--an irresistible new character from Newbery Medalist and New York Times-bestselling Erin Entrada Kelly!
Maybe, Maybe Marisol Rainey is an illustrated novel about summer, friendship, and overcoming fears, told with warm humor and undeniable appeal. Fans of Clementine, The Year of Billy Miller, and Ramona the Pest will be thrilled to meet Marisol.
Marisol Rainey's mother was born in the Philippines. Marisol's father works and lives part-time on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. And Marisol, who has a big imagination and likes to name inanimate objects, has a tree in her backyard she calls Peppina . . . but she's way too scared to climb it. This all makes Marisol the only girl in her small Louisiana town with a mother who was born elsewhere and a father who lives elsewhere (most of the time)--the only girl who's fearful of adventure and fun.
Will Marisol be able to salvage her summer and have fun with Jada, her best friend? Maybe. Will Marisol figure out how to get annoying Evie Smythe to leave her alone? Maybe. Will Marisol ever get to spend enough real time with her father? Maybe. Will Marisol find the courage to climb Peppina? Maybe.
Told in short chapters with illustrations by the author on nearly every page, Maybe, Maybe Marisol Rainey is a must-have for early elementary grade readers. Erin Entrada Kelly celebrates the small but mighty Marisol, the joys of friendship, and the triumph of overcoming your fears in this stunning new novel for readers of Kevin Henkes, Meg Medina, Andrew Clements, Sara Pennypacker, and Kate DiCamillo.
Features black-and-white artwork throughout by Erin Entrada Kelly.


Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey is an illustrated chapter book about eight-year-old Marisol. She has a deep soul-crushing fear of everything. Her biggest fear is the magnolia tree named Peppina in her backyard in Louisiana. Marisol has a vivid imagination, so she takes time to name things like the tree to better connect with her fears. The author shares that Marisol reflects herself as a child, making the character so much more relatable. Marisol has a best friend named Jada who supports Marisol as she faces her fears and tells her she can do anything. Maybe just maybe, she can climb Peppina, or cross the street, or even eat some yucky food she doesn’t like. All children have fears, and sometimes they feel ashamed to admit they do, and this book makes that problem a common one that everyone has. With excellent illustrations to keep reluctant readers engaged and chapters just long enough for this age group, Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey is a great book to add to your library.

Enter for a chance to win a hardcover copy of Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey!

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  • A hardcover copy of Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey

The giveaway begins April 26, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends May 26, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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About Erin Entrada Kelly

New York Times–bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly was awarded the Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe
and a Newbery Honor for We Dream of Space.
She grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and now lives in Delaware. She is a professor of children’s literature in the graduate fiction and publishing programs at Rosemont College, where she earned her MFA, and is on the faculty at Hamline University. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Philippines Free Press Literary Award for Short Fiction and the Pushcart Prize. Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut novel, Blackbird Fly, was a Kirkus Best Book, a School Library Journal Best Book, an ALSC Notable Book, and an Asian/Pacific American Literature Honor Book. She is also the author of The Land of Forgotten Girls, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature; You Go First, a Spring 2018 Indie
Next Pick; Lalani of the Distant Sea, an Indie Next Pick; and Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey, which she also illustrated. The author’s mother was the first in her family to immigrate to the United States from the Philippines, and she now lives in Cebu.

Rating Report
Overall: 4