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Running When fifteen year old Cuban American Mariana Ruiz s father runs for president, Mari starts to see him with new eyes A novel about waking up and standing up, and what happens when you stop seeing your dad as your hero while the whole country is watchingIn this thoughtful, authentic, humorous, and gorgeously written novel about privacy, waking up, and speaking up, Senator Anthony Ruiz is running for president Throughout his successful political career he has always had his daughter s vote, but a presidential campaign brings a whole new level of scrutiny to sheltered fifteen year old Mariana and the rest of her Cuban American family, from aMinutes style tour of their house to tabloids doctoring photos and inventing scandals As tensions rise within the Ruiz family, Mari begins to learn about the details of her father s political positions, and she realizes that her father is not the man she thought he wasBut how do you find your voice when everyone s watching When it means disagreeing with your father publicly What do you do when your dad stops being your hero Will Mari get a chance to confront her father If she does, will she have the courage to seize it


About the Author: Natalia Sylvester

Born in Lima, Peru, Natalia Sylvester came to the US at age four and grew up in Florida and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas She received a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami and now lives in Texas Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Bustle, Catapult, Electric Literature, Latina magazine, McSweeney s Publishing, and the Austin American Statesman.Natalia s first novel, CHASING THE SUN, was named the Best Debut Book of 2014 by Latinidad Her second, EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME, won an International Latino Book Award, the 2018 Jesse H Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters, and was named a Best Book of 2018 by Real Simple magazine.Natalia s debut YA novel, RUNNING, is forthcoming in May 2020 from Clarion Books HMH.



10 thoughts on “Running

  1. says:

    Friends, today I m thrilled to share the cover of my debut YA novel, RUNNING, with you Coming July 14 2020, it s the story of 15 year old Mari how she begins to find her voice when her father runs for president Artwork by Alex Cabal, design by Sharismar Rodriguez at HMH teen.Links Add it to goodreads enter to win


  2. says:

    I can vividly recall the first time I stood up for myself to my mother It was an inconsequential thing, for most of my childhood my mother had dressed my sister and I in similar outfits We were often confused as twins since there s only a two year difference between us I can t recall why this bothered me but it did, so one


  3. says:

    This May 2020 release is one you re going to want to pop on your radar While I love dipping my toes into YA reads, I rarely find one that isn t centered around a romance so really enjoyed the coming of age focus that was built around opinion and politics This is a brilliantly engaging story about young Mari finding her voice amidst


  4. says:

    4.5 Stars CWs Mild instanced of bullying, invasions of privacy, and some derogatory commentsThis is an AMAZING story and the perfect gateway into Natalia Sylvester s work Running tells the story of a young Cuban American girl named Mariana who s trying to come into her own and find her own voice all while being watched by the entire nation


  5. says:

    15 year old Mariana s father is running for president in the United States, and she s just starting to realise that maybe she doesn t agree with his positions and policies They re a Cuban American family living in Miami, and her father is the son of immigrants, but he has voted against immigration reform And he was the state senator who sponsored th


  6. says:

    Thanks to HMH Teen for the free advance copy of this book Mariana s father has been a politician her whole life, something she s mostly been able to ignore, just posing for photo ops here and there But now that he s running for president, all of her privacy is gone and her parents feel like they re worlds away Plus, Mari is beginning to uncover exactly what


  7. says:

    hands down, best cover.


  8. says:

    holy fuck this sounds SO GOOD why did no one tell me this book existed


  9. says:

    A surprisingly fun and engaging read RTC


  10. says:

    Incredibly powerful.


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