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Surely Surely Marisol Rainey: Maybe Marisol, Book 2

By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Sweet illustrated story highlights perseverance, friendship.

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Erin Entrada Kelly's sweet and endearing illustrated tale about friendship, perseverance, and overcoming self-doubt is a must-read for kids. Readers will love how Surely Surely Marisol Rainey's clever illustrations perfectly capture Marisol's anxiety and overthinking, like her "Brain Train" of worrisome thoughts and possible kickball disasters. Although she's afraid of embarrassing herself, Marisol's supportive friends and family help her see that she can succeed. As the story progresses, kids will find plenty of positive messages about being themselves, never giving up, and focusing on the present instead of worrying about the future.

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