Middle Grade Fiction Spotlight: Maral & Lupita A Celebration of Friendship

This morning, I have a middle grade fiction book to share! Check out Maral & Lupita:  A Celebration of Friendship and learn about authors Judith Verduzco & Maral Pushian Sultanian!


​Book Title:  Maral & Lupita: A Celebration of Friendship by Judith Verduzco & Maral Pushian Sultanian
Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  96 pages
Genre: Children's Book, Chapter Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:  Nov 1, 2022
Content Rating:  G


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About the Book

It's the first day of fourth grade! Lupita and her family have just emigrated from Mexico and settled into their new home in the United States of America. Maral, a bit of a know-it-all, looks across the playground and notices the new girl in town. What follows is the birth of a friendship, the merging of cultures, and all that comes with these sorts of things! Throughout the pages of Maral & Lupita: A Celebration of Friendship, readers will find how friendships are born, nurtured, challenged, and celebrated.
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About the Authors

Dr. Maral Pushian Sultanian has spent the majority of her professional career in service to youth and their families, entering the field of mental health in the community-based sector and finding herself now engrossed with the privilege of serving foster youth in Ventura County, California. She draws creative inspiration from her two children, Leo and William.

Judith A. Verduzco, LCSW, MPA, finds inspiration to collaborate and develop stories such as Maral & Lupita: A Celebration of Friendship from the myriad relationships that bring light and love to each of her creative endeavors. She is an ideas person who nurtures their fruition, bringing them to life. She has spent the majority of her professional career in public administration and in service to children, youth, and their families in and through community-based mental health. 

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