Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Happy #BookBirthday to Rima's Rebellion!

Happy book birthday to Rima's Rebellion by Margarita Engle! 

Welcome to #iLoveMG where I share middle grade books that my fifth graders recommend. (Please note that my fifth graders read a wide variety of books across a wide variety of genres, levels, and topics. Do not think that these books are "only" for fifth graders.) Or check out #3rdfor3rd for recommendations from when I taught third grade.

Rima's Rebellion

Recommended by Smayana

My name is Smayana and I read Rima's Rebellion by Margarita Engle. I would describe this book as historical fiction. It has a small bit of romance. The book is, as you might of guessed, about a brave girl named Rima. Rima loves to ride horses with her abuela (grandmother) and women veterans from Cuba's war for independence. 

Later, many people started gathering and starting clubs for equal women's rights but many people also denied that idea. During the 1920's this was abnormal and kids like Rima were bullied and ignored. Does Rima have what it takes to get her rights or will men always overpower her? Read on to find the solution to her problems!

[Thank you to NCTE 2021 and publisher Simon & Schuster for an advanced copy of the book. All thoughts are our own.]

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