Celica C. Perez Mahoney Middle School Virtual Visit

Print: A Bookstore is excited to be coordinating sales for Celia C. Perez's virtual school visit at Mahoney Middle School on October 27th!

From the award-winning author of The First Rule of Punk and Strange Birds, a dazzling novel about a young girl who collects the missing pieces of her origin story from the family of legendary luchadores she’s never met.

Twelve-year-old Adela “Addie” Ramírez has a big decision to make when her stepfather proposes adoption. Addie loves Alex, the only father figure she’s ever known, but with a new half brother due in a few months and a big school theater performance on her mind, everything suddenly feels like it’s moving too fast. She has a million questions, and the first is about the young man in the photo she found hidden away in her mother’s things.

Addie’s sleuthing takes her to a New Mexico ranch, and her world expands to include the legendary Bravos: Rosie and Pancho, her paternal grandparents and former professional wrestlers; Eva and Maggie, her older identical twin cousins who love to spar in and out of the ring; Uncle Mateo, whose lucha couture and advice are unmatched; and Manny, her biological father, who’s in the midst of a career comeback. As luchadores, the Bravos’s legacy is strong. But being part of a family is so much harder—it’s about showing up, taking off your mask, and working through challenges together.

Celia C. Pérez is the author of the award-winning and critically acclaimed books The First Rule of Punk and Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers. She lives in Chicago with her family, where in addition to writing books about lovable weirdos and outsiders, she works as a librarian. When she was in middle school, she filled diaries with recaps of televised wrestling matches. Visit her at celiacperez.com.

If families are interested in purchasing copies of Ms. Perez's books they can place an order with Print: A Bookstore. Use code MAHONEY to receive 20% off. The code will expire on 11/18. 

Orders can either be mailed to your home or picked up at the bookstore.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our children's manager, Stephanie Heinz, at either stephanie@printbookstore.com or 207-536-4778.

Tumble By Celia C. Pérez Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593325179
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Kokila - August 16th, 2022

The First Rule of Punk By Celia C. Pérez Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425290422
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Puffin Books - July 17th, 2018

Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers By Celia C. Pérez Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425290453
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Puffin Books - September 1st, 2020

La primera regla del punk / The First Rule of Punk By Celia C. Pérez Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525567165
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Vintage Español - July 9th, 2019

Tumbos / Tumble By Celia C. Pérez, María Laura Paz Abasolo (Translated by) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781644735923
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Vintage Español - October 18th, 2022