School Visit Preorder - The First Rule of Punk by Celia Pérez


School Visit Preorder - The First Rule of Punk by Celia Pérez


Award winning author Celia Pérez is visiting J.V. Washam Elementary and N.B. Mills Elementary on Wednesday, September 25th. Students and parents can secure copies of her books The First Rule of Punk by placing an order here. Main Street Books will donate a portion of all pre-order book sales to the school (10% for 20 pre-orders, 15% for 40 pre-orders, and 20% for 60 pre-orders or more).

Preordered books will be delivered to students at school during the author’s visit, when they’ll have the opportunity to get their copy signed by this talented author.

About The First Rule of Punk:
There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new school—you can’t fix it with duct tape like you would your Chuck Taylors. On Day One, twelve-year-old Malú (María Luisa, if you want to annoy her) inadvertently upsets Posada Middle School’s queen bee, violates the school’s dress code with her punk rock look, and disappoints her college-professor mom in the process. Her dad, who now lives a thousand miles away, says things will get better as long as she remembers the first rule of punk: be yourself.

The real Malú loves rock music, skateboarding, zines, and Soyrizo (hold the cilantro, please). And when she assembles a group of like-minded misfits at school and starts a band, Malú finally begins to feel at home. She’ll do anything to preserve this, which includes standing up to an anti-punk school administration to fight for her right to express herself! The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one’s watching.

About Celia Pérez:
Celia C. Pérez is the author of The First Rule of Punk, a 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book, a 2018 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award Winner, and a 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction and Poetry Honor Book. She lives in Chicago with her family where, in addition to writing books about lovable weirdos and outsiders, she works as a librarian. She is originally from Miami, Florida, where roosters and peacocks really do wander the streets.

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