Fresh Voices Bookclub

Event date: 
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

First Rule of PunkWe'll be discussing First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez.

From debut author and longtime zine-maker Celia C. Perez, The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one's watching.

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 Malu (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 Malu 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, Malu 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.


Are you interested in new worlds and perspectives? Are you ready to think thoughts you've never thunk before? Hicklebees bookstores newest book club Fresh Voices welcomes you!

Readers ages 9-13 will choose a book every month written by an author of color. Join huge nerd and book lover Lucy Corona in discussion and exploration.

Interested in joining? E-mail Lucy at corona710@gmail.com and let her know the child's name, age, and a parent's e-mail address.

Bookclub members receive a 20% discount on the selected bookclub titles.



Lucy CoronaLucy Corona loves to read, loves to bake, loves to draw and best of all, she's a perfect example of a Hufflepuff. She loves puppies, traveling and singing along to Hamilton, and one day, she's going to make brilliant little movies about history, Chicanos and her family.

 

 


 

The First Rule of Punk Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780425290408
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2017

Ages 9 & up