Grades 4 – 6
Sixth grader Merci Suárez is not like the other kids in her private school because she is on scholarship and doesn’t have a big fancy house or other luxuries. Then her classmate Edna Santos begins to focus on the new boy, who is Merci’s school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, causing Edna to be jealous of Merci. On top of everything, Merci’s grandparents are becoming very forgetful, and she is trying to figure out why. Read Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina, a coming of age story you’re sure to love!