Barely Floating

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Product Details
Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Kokila
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.7 X 7.9 X 1.4 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593323120

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About the Author
Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of the young adult novels Dealing in Dreams, The Education of Margot Sanchez, Never Look Back, We Light Up the Sky, and the middle grade novel Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Elle, among others. Her novel Never Look Back is slated for an Amazon movie adaptation.
Reviews
PRAISE FOR BARELY FLOATING:

Booklist Best Books of 2023 (Editor's Choice)
Kobo Best Books of 2023 (Kids)
2024 Rise: A Feminist Book Project List (Middle Grade: Fiction)
2024 Bank Street Best Children's Books
The Latinidad List Best Latino Books of 2023
First Partner Summer Book Club (First Lady of California, Jennifer Newsome, initiative)


★ "Rivera's layered, sparkling middle-grade debut is Julie Murphy's Dumplin' (2015) by way of Lisa Fipps' Starfish (2021). . . . Display this empowering novel with Esther Williams' classic Million Dollar Mermaid."
--Booklist, starred review

★ "Rivera brings a freshness to a conventional middle-grade story with flowing prose that effortlessly captures the complicated and often conflicting emotions of being a tween, especially one who has to face microaggressions for being fat, brown, Latina, and not rich."
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

★ "In laugh-out-loud, blunt prose, Rivera cultivates a touching and unapologetically positive interpretation of one tween's desire to break the mold."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A body-positive story of growing up that's sure to make a splash"
--Kirkus Reviews