Surely Surely Marisol Rainey

HarperAudio. (Maybe Marisol: Bk. 2). Aug. 2022. 102p. $14.99. ISBN 9780063248908.
Gr 2-5–Amielynn Abellera, who shares Kelly’s Filipina American heritage, returns for her fourth Kelly collaboration, this time the sophomore title of the “Maybe Marisol” series. Returning listeners will be relieved that Abellera’s anxiety-heightening performance, which marred Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey, is considerably improved here. Marisol—whose mother is Filipina, her “Dadhead” white—and best friend Jada continue to be list-making experts: for now, their “number-one Least-Favorite Thing to Do” is “GYM CLASS.” But two weeks of kickball loom, and Marisol and Jada must learn to play. Marisol has no choice but to ask her “generally gross and annoying” but athletically gifted brother Oz for help. And the game is on! Fellow Filipina American writer Mia P. Manansala gets a shoutout: mystery-novel addict Mrs. Rainey reads Arsenic and Adobo.
VERDICT Gentle lessons in controlling the “Brain Train”—Marisol’s many worrying thoughts

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