The First Rule of Punk, by Celia C. Pérez

 The First Rule of Punk, by Celia C. Pérez

The First Rule of Punk, by Celia C. Pérez

From my Kirkus column about The First Rule of Punk, by Celia C. Pérez:

In addition to being an all-around smart, funny, Let’s Put On A Show friendship story, the parallels between Malú’s concerns about not being Mexican Enough and her mother’s own history and feelings on the subject AS WELL AS Queen Bee Selena’s struggles on a similar front are nuanced, empathetic, and honest. Seeing Malú discover that she’s not the only brown punk in the world, as she suddenly puts the pieces together and realizes that she doesn’t have to pick just ONE THING and her two worlds don’t have to clash, is a profoundly joyful moment.