The First Rule of Punk

Author(s): Celia C. Pérez

Middle Fiction (Reading Age 10-13 years)

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 Mal. (MarYa 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 Mal. 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, Mal. 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 Punka perfect pick for fans of books like Roller Girland online magazines like Rookie

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A 2017 ABA Indies Introduce TitleA Junior Library Guild Selection PRAISE FOR THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK "A charming debut about a thoughtful, creative preteen connecting to both halves of her identity." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Those who enjoy vivacious, plucky heroines... will eagerly embrace Malu."--School Library Journal (starred review) "Extremely relatable and creatively inspiring, with a voice that is equal parts witty and sharp."--Bustle.com "In The First Rule of Punk, Celia C. Perez brings us Malu, a girl whose talents are as diverse as the images and words she snips for her zines. Malu is an irrepressible force, one that readers will long remember."--Diana Lopez, author of Confetti Girl and Nothing Up My Sleeve PRAISE FOR THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK "Extremely relatable and creatively inspiring, with a voice that is equal parts witty and sharp."--Bustle.com "In The First Rule of Punk, Celia C. Perez brings us Malu, a girl whose talents are as diverse as the images and words she snips for her zines. Malu is an irrepressible force, one that readers will long remember."--Diana Lopez, author of Confetti Girl and Nothing Up My Sleeve

Celia C. Perez has been making zines inspired by punk and her love of writing for longer than some of you have been alive. Her favorite zine supplies are a long-arm stapler, glue sticks, and watercolor pencils. She still listens to punk music, and she'll never stop picking cilantro out of her food at restaurants. Originally from Miami, Florida, Celia lives in Chicago with her family and works as a community college librarian. She owns two sets of worry dolls because you can never have too many. The First Rule of Punk is her first book for young readers.

General Fields

  • : 9780425290408
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Viking Adult
  • : September 2017
  • : 210mm X 129mm X 21mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Illustrations, unspecified
  • : Celia C. Pérez
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 813.6
  • : 336