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When fifteen-year-old Cuban American Mariana Ruiz’s father runs for president, Mari starts to see him with new eyes. A novel about waking up and standing up, and what happens when you stop seeing your dad as your hero—while the whole country is watching.

In this thoughtful, authentic, humorous, and gorgeously written novel about privacy, waking up, and speaking up, Senator
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: May 5th 2020 by Clarion Books
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Natalia Sylvester
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Friends, today I'm thrilled to share the cover of my debut YA novel, RUNNING, with you!

Coming May 2020, it’s the story of 15-year-old Mari & how she begins to find her voice when her father runs for president. Artwork by Alex Cabal, design by Sharismar Rodriguez at HMH teen.

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Iris
Dec 21, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
holy fuck this sounds SO GOOD why did no one tell me this book existed????????????????
Cande
Aug 27, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
hands down, best cover.
Nikki S
Nov 08, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
**EDIT 11/08/2019**

I have never clicked a "Want to Read" button so fast....
Zoe
Aug 11, 2019 marked it as release-2020  ·  review of another edition
Me: This book.... sounds.... amazing
Me: Who's going to compare it to Red, White and Royal Blue?
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Me: I did
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emma
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, arc, lgbtq, ya, politics
So so good. This one was a quick, easy read, but in no way lacked depth. It’s a realistically complicated book, as Mariana begins her political awakening, coming into her own... somehow against her father’s- presidential candidate- wishes. Running will work for a lot of readers: politic curious kids, those who disagree with their families, those with questions, kids who love activism... This is a really. Good. Book.
Jennifer
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cannot wait to see this book reach the hands of young readers. It's totally engrossing and speaks to so many things politically, environmentally, and personally as one grows into who they are along with their beliefs. Mariana's journey is so relatable and well grounded/structured. You root for her every step of the way. There's no clear "wins" in a book like this which speaks to real life and makes it so refreshing. The journey is worth it.
Dawn
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story about a young girl, Mari, whose dad is running for president. She feels like she can’t be herself because she has to act and dress in a way that benefits her father. Through the story, Mari finds her voice and learns how to make people listen.
Sarah
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! Can't wait to see this incredible YA out in the world and in bookstores. There is a need for Latinx YA books! I get requests and recommendations all the time. This is it for 2020.
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Born in Lima, Peru, Natalia Sylvester came to the US at age four and grew up in Florida and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

She received a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami and now lives in Texas. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Bustle, Catapult, Electric Literature, Latina magazine, McSweeney's Publishing, and the Austin American-Statesman.

Natalia’s first novel,
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