Iveliz Explains It All: (Newbery Honor Award Winner)

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Yearling Books
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5.12 X 7.56 X 0.87 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author
Andrea Beatriz Arango is the Newbery Honor Award-winning author of Iveliz Explains It All. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and is a former public school teacher with almost a decade of teaching experience. Andrea now writes the types of children's books she wishes students had more access to. She balances her life in Virginia with trips home to see her family and eat lots of tostones de pana. When she's not busy writing, you can find her enjoying nature in the nearest forest or body of water.

Alyssa Bermudez is a born and bred Nuyorican living down under in Tasmania, Australia. As an author, illustrator, and art teacher for students aged 5-75+, she strives to put the KA-POW into stories and learning, while representing children of diverse backgrounds. Her illustrations can be found on fabric and fashion, in magazines, many children's books and even on stage!
SCBWI Golden Kite Honor Award Winner
Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
YALSA Best Book for Young Adults
Children's Book Council Best of Book of the Year
Association for Library Service Notable Children's Book

"A lyrical, vital, and spunky debut about mental health, grief, and the healing power of self-love. A must read." --Mariama J. Lockington, Stonewall Honor-winning author of For Black Girls Like Me

★ "Superbly woven; a bold, deep portrayal of a young voice who needs to be heard." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A compassionate, stirring story that readers will not forget." --School Library Journal, starred review

★ "A candid narrative told in quick-moving, rapport-like verse, made accessible by Iveliz's sarcastically funny, authentically tween voice." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A great reminder that no one is truly alone." --Booklist

"Relatable and powerful. . . . Iveliz's first-person account amplifies the need for finding one's voice and asking for help at any age." --The Horn Book

"Deeply moving and honest." --CCBC Choices