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The Do-Over

Written by Rodrigo Vargas
Illustrated by Coni Yovaniniz
Published by HarperCollins Publishers

Shy Mariana is looking for her chance to shine. She’s having trouble making friends after a cross-country move to Ohio, plus, her dad refuses to let her help out at his hair salon, despite the fact that she’s a social media expert!

So when she meets science whiz Zoe and creative maven Everly, and the three decide to start their own hair styling studio, she finally finds the friends—and the calling—she’s been searching for. The trio’s studio, True Colors, is a smash hit, and the girls are having a blast. Not to mention, Mariana loves helping her fellow middle-school clients express themselves.

But with the town Harvest Fest on the horizon and a line of customers always at the door, the friends have to scale up quickly, and they don’t always agree on how. Can Mariana find the courage to speak up for what she wants? And does True Colors have what it takes to succeed in business and friendship?

Primary ISBN: 9780358394044
Publication Date: May 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Graphic Novel, Age 08 or older

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Setting: United States (Ohio)

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 1st Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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