The first rule of punk by Perez, Celia C (#1026JM1)


The first rule of punk

by Perez, Celia C
Paperback Puffin Books, 2018


From the Publisher
There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new school-you can't fix it with duct tape like you would your Chuck Taylors. On Day One, twelve-year-old Malo (Maria Luisa, if you want to annoy her) inadvertently upsets Posada Middle School's queen bee, violates the school's dress code with her punk rock look, and disappoints her college-professor mom in the process. Her dad, who now lives a thousand miles away, says things will get better as long as she remembers the first rule of punk- be yourself.

The real Malo loves rock music, skateboarding, zines, and Soyrizo (hold the cilantro, please). And when she assembles a group of like-minded misfits at school and starts a band, Malo finally begins to feel at home. She'll do anything to preserve this, which includes standing up to an anti-punk school administration to fight for her right to express herself!

Black and white illustrations and collage art throughout make The First Rule of Punk a perfect pick for fans of books like Roller Girl and online magazines like Rookie
Reviews & Awards
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 09/01/17
  • Christian Library Journal, 04/01/18
  • Horn Book Magazine, 07/01/17
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 06/15/17
  • New York Times, 08/27/17
  • Publishers Weekly Annex starred, 08/07/17
  • Pura Belpre Author Honor, 2018
  • School Library Connection, 08/01/17
  • School Library Journal starred, 06/01/17
Product Details
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publication Date: July 17, 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 310 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-425-29042-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-425-29042-2
  • Follett Number: 1026JM1
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 4.5
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.5
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 7
  • AR Quiz: 190322EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.2
  • Reading Counts Points: 12
  • Lexile: 670L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: T