Iveliz Explains It All

Andrea Beatriz Arango (Author) Alyssa Bermudez (Illustrator)
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134722
Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15

How do you speak up when it feels like no one is listening? In this moving novel in verse, one girl takes on seventh grade while facing mental health challenges, and must find her voice to advocate for the help and understanding she deserves.

Listen up:
The end of elementary school?
Worst time of my life.
And the start of middle school?
I just wasn’t quite right.
But this year?
YO VOY A MI.

Seventh grade is going to be Iveliz’s year. She’s going to make a new friend, help her abuela Mimi get settled after moving from Puerto Rico, and she is not going to get into any more trouble at school. . . .

Except is that what happens? Of course not. Because no matter how hard Iveliz tries, sometimes people say things that just make her so mad. And worse, Mimi keeps saying Iveliz’s medicine is unnecessary—even though it helps Iveliz feel less sad. But how do you explain your feelings to others when you’re not even sure what’s going on yourself?

Powerful and compassionate, Andrea Beatriz Arango’s debut navigates mental health, finding your voice, and discovering that those who really love you will stay by your side.

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SKU 134722
ISBN 9780593563977
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 940L
Guided Reading Level Z
Page Count 272
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Middle Grade Novels
Additional Contributor Alyssa Bermudez
Primary Contributor Andrea Beatriz Arango
Age Groups Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers