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Reading Level: Grade 2 - 3 • Interest Level: Grade 9 - 12

No Place for Fairy Tales

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Author: Edd Tello
Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200 pp. • Excerpts from other Books within this Series, Written in Verse, About the Author Section
HC ed.: 9781978596313 • $25.80 | $19.40
eBook: 9781978596337 • $25.80 | $19.40
Pbk. ed.: 9781978596320 • $16.35 | $14.20
Yuriel’s poor neighborhood in Monterrey, Mexico, isn’t a place where fairy tales happen. Yuriel and his cousin Azul work each day doing laundry to help their family make a living. So when Azul, a trans teen, decides she wants to mark her transition to womanhood with a quinceañera, Yuriel is sure it’s an impossible dream. They don’t have the money, and besides, Azul’s father would never support her transition. But as an openly gay artist in a traditional family, Yuriel sees how important this rite of passage is for Azul. As Yuriel risks everything to play fairy godmother to Azul, he realizes it’s going to take a little bit of magic to pull off this once-in-a-lifetime quinceañera.

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About the Author:
Edd Tello is a bilingual writer of children’s literature. He is the author of Only Pieces. Edd holds a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Seville and a business certificate from the University of Washington. He’s currently a high school teacher in Mexico. When he isn’t reading or writing, you can find him drinking coffee or making his friends laugh with his anecdotes and jokes. You can find him online at and @eddstello on socials.