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About the Author
Celia C. Pérez is the author of The First Rule of Punk, a 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book; Strange Birds, a 2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project List Selection; and Tumble, which received six starred reviews and is an NPR Best Book of 2022. She lives in Chicago with her family, where in addition to writing books about lovable weirdos and outsiders, she works as a librarian. When she was in middle school, she filled diaries with recaps of televised wrestling matches. Visit her at celiacperez.com.
Praise for TUMBLE By Celia C. Pérez:

A 2023 Pura Belpré Honor Award Winner
A Junior Library Guild selection
An NPR Best Book of 2022
A 2022 Horn Book Fanfare Selection
A BookPage Best Middle Grade Book of 2022
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2022
A 2022 Amazon Best Book of August
A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book of 2022
A NYPL Best Book for Kids 2022
An Evanston Public Library 101 Great Book for Kids 2022
A Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature Best Book of 2022
A Multnomah County Library Best Book of 2022
A 2023 Illinois Reads selection
A 2023 Texas Lone Star Reading List Selection
A 2023 Rise: A Feminist Book Project List Selection
An ALSC 2023 Notable Children's Book
A 2024 Georgia Children's Book Award Finalists
A 2023-24 Land of Enchantment Book Award Nominee
A Bank Street Best Books of 2023
A 2023 Reading the West Book Award Shortlist Selection
National Book Festival: New Mexico's Great Read 2023, Children's Category
A 2023 Judy Lopez Memorial Award Honor book
A 2024 Read Aloud Indiana List Selection

"Gripping, funny, and unique."
--Veera Hiranandani, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Night Diary

★ "A plucky, heartwarming tale that celebrates the complexity of family relationships."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "Humor and heartfelt emotion reign supreme."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "Very entertaining . . . Any child who also likes professional wrestling will eat this right up."
--School Library Connection, starred review

★ "A must-have for any library collection serving tweens."
--School Library Journal, starred review

★ "Adela loves mythology and draws parallels from it to wrestling's celebrity allure and peripatetic lifestyle...It all acts as an engaging backdrop to this story of family lost and found and of making amends."
--The Horn Book, starred review

★ "Tumble is a complex, emotional story about loss, self-discovery and belonging, about forgetting who you were and remembering who you are."
--BookPage, starred review

Select accolades and praise for STRANGE BIRDS
A 2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project List Selection
A 2020 Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
An ALSC 2020 Notable Children's Book

"'Strange Birds' respects its readers' intelligence and sophistication."
--Erika L. Sanchez, New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter for The New York Times Book Review

"Thought-provoking, timely, and laugh-out-loud funny."
--Aisha Saeed, New York Times bestselling author of Amal Unbound

"Strange Birds is an inspiring story about the power of truth, and of true friends."
--Rebecca Stead, New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me

★ "Writing with wry restraint that's reminiscent of Kate DiCamillo."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

★ "Engaging, well-plotted."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

★ "A perfect title for school and public libraries seeking realistic books about friendship."
--School Library Journal (starred review)

★ "Perfect for preteens becoming aware that friendships can be complicated, and that the world is more so."
--The Horn Book (starred review)

Select accolades and praise for THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK
A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book
A 2018 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award Winner
A 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction and Poetry Honor Book
An E.B. White Read-Aloud Middle Reader Award finalist

★ "Thoughtful."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

★ "Those who enjoy vivacious, plucky heroines... will eagerly embrace Malú."
--School Library Journal (starred review)

★ "A rowdy reminder that people are at their best when they aren't forced into neat, tidy boxes."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)