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A gorgeous and magical collaboration between two critically acclaimed, powerhouse YA authors offers a richly imagined underdog story perfect for fans of Dumplin' and Aristotle and Dante Discover the...
A gorgeous and magical collaboration between two critically acclaimed, powerhouse YA authors offers a richly imagined underdog story perfect for fans of Dumplin' and Aristotle and Dante Discover the...
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  • A gorgeous and magical collaboration between two critically acclaimed, powerhouse YA authors offers a richly imagined underdog story perfect for fans of Dumplin' and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.

    There hasn't been a winner of the Miss Meteor beauty pageant who looks like Lita Perez or Chicky Quintanilla in all its history.

    But that's not the only reason Lita wants to enter the contest, or her ex-best friend Chicky wants to help her. The road to becoming Miss Meteor isn't about being perfect; it's about sharing who you are with the world—and loving the parts of yourself no one else understands.

    So to pull off the unlikeliest underdog story in pageant history, Lita and Chicky are going to have to forget the past and imagine a future where girls like them are more than enough—they are everything.

About the Author-

  • Tehlor Kay Mejia is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult fantasy novel We Set the Dark on Fire as well as its sequel, We Unleash the Merciless Storm; Miss Meteor (co-written with National Book Award nominee Anna-Marie McLemore); and her middle grade debut, Paola Santiago and the River of Tears.

    Her debut novel received six starred reviews and was chosen as an Indie Next Pick and a Junior Library Guild selection, as well as being an IndieBound bestseller in the Pacific Northwest region. It has been featured in Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and O The Oprah Magazine and named a best book of 2019 by Kirkus and School Library Journal.

    Tehlor lives in Oregon with her daughter, two very small dogs, and several rescued houseplants.

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  • Kirkus

    August 1, 2020
    Can a small town embrace the wholeness of four teens: a self-proclaimed tomboy, a transgender athlete, a brilliant artist, and a girl born from stardust? In Meteor, New Mexico, the annual Meteor Regional Pageant and Talent Competition Showcase is a major attraction for Miss Meteor contestants and the local businesses that depend on tourism to survive. The Quintanilla family runs a diner with their four daughters. Chicky, the youngest, could not care less about the pageant while her ex-best friend, Lita, has always dreamed of such an honor--even though thin, blond, White girls always seem to win. The estranged friends team up and, with help from their friends Junior and Cole and the Quintanilla sisters, hatch a plan to upset the town's social hierarchy by helping Lita compete in the pageant. Drama ensues that characterizes the best telenovelas: unrequited love, bullies and popular mean girls, town gossips, and, of course, a curandera. Underneath there lies a heartfelt response to White supremacy, especially as it relates to brown bodies. Extended metaphors of stardust and space magic could grow tired in less capable hands, but they work powerfully in Mejia and McLemore's descriptions of teenage emotional urgency when courage can be as a fleeting as a shooting star. Most main characters are Latinx; Cole is White. A love letter to misfits who have been scared to let their stardust shine. (Magical realism. 12-18)

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    September 7, 2020
    Meteor Central High sophomores Estrellita “Lita” Perez and Chiquita “Chicky” Quintanilla are ex-best friends unexpectedly reunited for the same goal: winning the annual Miss Meteor beauty pageant in Meteor, N.Mex. Lita, the free-spirited daughter of town witch Bruja Lupe, has always dreamed of becoming Miss Meteor; after all, she’s from the meteor whose crash-landing gave the town its name. But she’s beginning to turn into stardust, and a traumatic, racist bullying incident diverted her pursuit of her dream—until now. Nonconformist Chicky also has a secret, which tore a past friendship apart and currently affects her relationship with artistic Junior Cortes. Fed up with feeling small, however, she comes up with a plan: help Lita steal the crown from beauty pageant royalty and mean girl Kendra Kendall. With the help of Chicky’s runner-up older sisters and Kendra’s brother, kind-hearted Cole, Lita takes on the thin, white blondes who always win. A dual perspective brings both girls to life, and casual, genuine pansexual and trans representation, along with a racially diverse cast, adds nuance. An inclusive story brimming with tenderness for its characters while championing love and self-acceptance. Ages 14–up. Agents: (for Mejia) Taylor Martindale, Full Circle Literary Agency; (for McLemore) Jim McCarthy, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.

  • Booklist

    September 1, 2020
    Grades 8-11 Dumplin' (2015) meets Roswell, New Mexico in this collaboration from two powerhouse authors. Chicky Quintanilla and Lita Perez were childhood best friends, but Chicky pulled away, unable to tell Lita that she's pansexual. Lita's got a different secret: she's part of the meteorite that gave their New Mexico town its name, and the stars will soon be reclaiming her. But as the town's annual Miss Meteor pageant approaches, they reconnect. Though it's always the white girls, not the Latinx ones, who win the pageant, Lita dreams of competing. For Chicky, whose biggest bully, Kendra, is the favorite, coaching Lita to victory is the best revenge she can imagine. It will only take the help of Chicky's former-contestant sisters popular trans boy Cole (Lita's friend?and Kendra's brother); and Junior, the boy Chicky can't admit her feelings for. Together, McLemore and Mejia tell a warmly inclusive story rooted in the bonds of family and in female friendship. For anyone who's ever felt like an outsider, this joyful #OwnVoices tale will fill a void.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: McLemore is a decorated YA author who has been stunning fans since their Morris-winning debut, Weight of Feathers. Meanwhile, Mejia made a huge splash with her debut, We Set the Dark on Fire. Together, they'll draw quite a crowd.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2020, American Library Association.)

  • School Library Journal

    October 9, 2020

    Gr 9 Up-Fifty years ago, a meteor crashed in New Mexico. The town of Meteor was subsequently founded nearby, and today it attracts tourists to its annual Miss Meteor beauty pageant and cornhole tournament. Lita, one of the two protagonists in this dual narrative, is made of stardust formed by the meteor into a human body. Her brown skin gives way to patches of stardust, and she is convinced that the only thing that will keep her from reverting to star form is to win Miss Meteor, a title that has only ever been won by white girls. Chicky Quintanilla, Lita's ex-best friend, agrees to help Lita compete for Miss Meteor, along with her fruit-named sisters who feel straight out of a fairy tale: Cereza, Uva, and Fresa. Chicky's family runs a restaurant named Selena's in honor of the singer Selena Quintanilla, even though they aren't related. Through spending time together, Lita and Chicky come to terms with past traumas and learn to confront their bullies. Characters are predominantly Latinx; one major character is a trans boy and another is pansexual. LGBT readers will revel in a coming out scene, which is loud and proud as hell. VERDICT With funny details like its contentious name-Meteor is also known by a second official name, Meteorite-and its local museum dedicated to the fallen star, the town itself becomes a character in this charming magical realist story. Recommended for all libraries serving teens.-Shira Pilarski, Farmington Community Lib., MI

    Copyright 2020 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • AudioFile Magazine Narrators Kyla Garcia and Almarie Guerra have dynamic expressive voices, making them the perfect duo to portray estranged best friends. Lita and Chicky find their way back to each other when Chicky decides to help Lita enter their small-town beauty pageant. Garcia brings a lot of gumption and perseverance to Chicky as she begins to open up about her identity and rebuild relationships while turning the eccentric Lita into a beauty queen. Guerra's youthful, bubbly voice highlights Lita's quirks. Both narrators bring a well of energy to the humorous shenanigans the teens get into and provide an array of voices for Chicky's bickering sisters. A vibrant and wonderfully executed audiobook for teen listeners. J.E.C. � AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine

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