The Resource Marcus Vega doesn't speak Spanish, by Pablo Cartaya

Marcus Vega doesn't speak Spanish, by Pablo Cartaya

Label
Marcus Vega doesn't speak Spanish
Title
Marcus Vega doesn't speak Spanish
Statement of responsibility
by Pablo Cartaya
Title variation
Marcus Vega does not speak Spanish
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus's mother takes him and his younger brother, who has Down syndrome, to Puerto Rico to visit relatives they do not remember or have never met, and while there Marcus starts searching for his father, who left their family ten years ago and is somewhere on the island
  • Marcus Vega is six feet tall, 180 pounds, and the owner of a premature mustache. When you look like this and you're only in the eighth grade, you're both a threat and a target. After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus's mom decides it's time for a change of environment. She takes Marcus and his younger brother to Puerto Rico to spend a week with relatives they don't remember or have never met. But Marcus can't focus, knowing that his father - who walked out of their lives ten years ago - is somewhere on the island. A series of misadventures takes Marcus all over Puerto Rico in search of his elusive namesake. Marcus doesn't know if he'll ever find his father, but what he ultimately discovers changes his life. And he even learns a bit of Spanish along the way. -- From dust jacket
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2019
Awards note
  • ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019
  • Américas Award commended title, 2019
  • Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Older Readers, 2018
  • School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10687687
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cartaya, Pablo
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Structure indicator: 90 (high)
  • Syntactic indicator: 90 (high)
  • Semantic indicator: 100 (very high)
  • Decoding indicator: 100 (very high)
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PS3603.A77643
LC item number
M37 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
Reading level
  • 3.9
  • HL580L.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Down syndrome
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Middle schools
  • Schools
  • Puerto Rico
  • Families
  • Family life
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Down syndrome
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Middle schools
  • Schools
  • Puerto Rico
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • Down syndrome
  • Families
  • Middle schools
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Schools
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Marcus Vega doesn't speak Spanish, by Pablo Cartaya
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1013499336
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9781101997260
Lccn
2017052895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013499336
Label
Marcus Vega doesn't speak Spanish, by Pablo Cartaya
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1013499336
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9781101997260
Lccn
2017052895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013499336

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