Cover image for Me, Frida, and the secret of the peacock ring / Angela Cervantes.
Me, Frida, and the secret of the peacock ring / Angela Cervantes.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, 2018.

Physical Description:
220 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
When Lizzie and Gael share an irresistible challenge, to find the peacock ring that once belonged to artist Frida Kahlo, Paloma decides it is the perfect way to honor her father.


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
CER Book Junior Collection

On Order



A room locked for fifty years.

A valuable peacock ring.

A mysterious brother-sister duo.

Paloma Marquez is traveling to Mexico City, birthplace of her deceased father, for the very first time. She's hoping that spending time in Mexico will help her unlock memories of the too-brief time they spent together.

While in Mexico, Paloma meets Lizzie and Gael, who present her with an irresistible challenge: The siblings want her to help them find a valuable ring that once belonged to beloved Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Finding the ring means a big reward -- and the thanks of all Mexico. What better way to honor her father than returning a priceless piece of jewelry that once belonged to his favorite artist!

But the brother and sister have a secret. Do they really want to return the ring, or are they after something else entirely?

Author Notes

Angela Cervantes is a poet, storyteller, and animal lover. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in various publications, and she has written the novels Gaby, Lost and Found and Allie, First at Last . When Angela is not writing, she enjoys hanging out with her husband in Kansas and eating fish tacos every chance she gets. Keep up with Angela at

Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

On a trip to Mexico City, Mexican American tween Paloma Marquez and her new friends attempt to solve the mystery of the missing peacock ring, a (fictional) ring that belonged to the intriguing and beloved Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. This fast-paced mystery is full of opportunities to learn Spanish vocabulary, gain insights into the art of Kahlo, and glean a small sampling of Mexican culture. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.