Chapter Chat – First Rule of Punk
Chapter Chat is a book club for 5th and 6th graders that meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Kimberly Library. In October, we will discuss THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK by Celia C Perez. Pick up a copy of the book at the front desk starting September 14. We will meet on October 12 for a snack, a chat, and a book-related activity.
ROLLER GIRL meets SCHOOL OF ROCK in this debut book by librarian Celia C. Perez. 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 Malú (María 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 Malú 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, Malú 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!