I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Book

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter


  • Author : Erika L. Sánchez
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524700515

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “stunning” (America Ferrera) YA novel about a teenager coming to terms with losing her sister and finding herself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home. “Alive and crackling—a gritty tale wrapped in a page-turner. ”—The New York Times Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed. But it’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend Lorena, and her first love, first everything boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister’s story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal?

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Book

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter


  • Author : Erika L. Sánchez
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2017-10-17
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524700508

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Excerpt :

National Book Award Finalist! Instant New York Times Bestseller! The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican-American home. Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed. But it’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend Lorena, and her first love, first everything boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister’s story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal? “Alive and crackling—a gritty tale wrapped in a page-turner. ”—The New York Times “Unique and fresh.” —Entertainment Weekly “A standout.” —NPR

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Book

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter


  • Author : Erika L. Sánchez
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-03-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861543502

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SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM DIRECTED BY AMERICA FERRERA Instant New York Times Bestseller ‘I fell in love with Erika L. Sánchez’ stunning novel... The depth, wit and searing intelligence of her writing, and her young Latina heroine, struck me to my core.’ America Ferrera ‘This gripping debut about a Mexican-American misfit is alive and crackling.’ New York Times ‘A perfect book about imperfection.’ Juan Felipe Herrera The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself. When her sister Olga dies in a tragic accident, Julia is left to pick up the pieces of her family. She is also expected to fill the shoes of her sister. But Julia has never been the perfect Mexican daughter. As Julia struggles to find her place in the world, she discovers Olga was not as perfect as everyone thought. Who was her sister really? And how can Julia even attempt to live up to an impossible ideal?

Reading Group Choices Book

Reading Group Choices


  • Author : Reading Group Choices
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Book clubs (Bookselling)
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 0975974475

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Crying in the Bathroom Book

Crying in the Bathroom


  • Author : Erika L. Sánchez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-07-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593296936

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“Equal parts pee-your-pants hilarity and break your heart poignancy- like the perfect brunch date you never want to end!"--America Ferrera, Emmy award-winning actress in Ugly Betty From the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, an utterly original memoir-in-essays that is as deeply moving as it is hilarious Growing up as the daughter of Mexican immigrants in Chicago in the nineties, Erika Sánchez was a self-described pariah, misfit, and disappointment—a foul-mouthed, melancholic rabble-rouser who painted her nails black but also loved comedy, often laughing so hard with her friends that she had to leave her school classroom. Twenty-five years later, she’s now an award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist, but she’s still got an irrepressible laugh, an acerbic wit, and singular powers of perception about the world around her. In these essays, Sánchez writes about everything from sex to white feminism to debilitating depression, revealing an interior life rich with ideas, self-awareness, and perception. Raunchy, insightful, unapologetic, and brutally honest, Crying in the Bathroom is Sánchez at her best—a book that will make you feel that post-confessional high that comes from talking for hours with your best friend.

Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet


  • Author : Laekan Zea Kemp
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316460316

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Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet Excerpt :

I'm Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter meets Emergency Contact in this stunning Pura Belpré Honor Book about first love, familial expectations, the power of food, and finding where you belong. Penelope Prado has always dreamed of opening her own pastelería next to her father's restaurant, Nacho's Tacos. But her mom and dad have different plans—leaving Pen to choose between not disappointing her traditional Mexican American parents or following her own path. When she confesses a secret she's been keeping, her world is sent into a tailspin. But then she meets a cute new hire at Nacho's who sees through her hard exterior and asks the questions she's been too afraid to ask herself. Xander Amaro has been searching for home since he was a little boy. For him, a job at Nacho's is an opportunity for just that—a chance at a normal life, to settle in at his abuelo's, and to find the father who left him behind. But when both the restaurant and Xander's immigrant status are threatened, he will do whatever it takes to protect his newfound family and himself. Together, Pen and Xander must navigate first love and discovering where they belong in order to save the place they all call home. This stunning and poignant novel from debut author Laekan Zea Kemp explores identity, found families and the power of food, all nestled within a courageous and intensely loyal Chicanx community.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Book

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter


  • Author : Erika L. Sánchez
  • Publisher : Rock the Boat
  • Release Date : 2022-03-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0861543491

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Excerpt :

Poignant but laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home

Damn Delicious Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Damn Delicious


  • Author : Rhee, Chungah
  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780848751432

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The debut cookbook by the creator of the wildly popular blog Damn Delicious proves that quick and easy doesn't have to mean boring.Blogger Chungah Rhee has attracted millions of devoted fans with recipes that are undeniable 'keepers'-each one so simple, so easy, and so flavor-packed, that you reach for them busy night after busy night. In Damn Delicious, she shares exclusive new recipes as well as her most beloved dishes, all designed to bring fun and excitement into everyday cooking. From five-ingredient Mini Deep Dish Pizzas to no-fuss Sheet Pan Steak & Veggies and 20-minute Spaghetti Carbonara, the recipes will help even the most inexperienced cooks spend less time in the kitchen and more time around the table.Packed with quickie breakfasts, 30-minute skillet sprints, and speedy takeout copycats, this cookbook is guaranteed to inspire readers to whip up fast, healthy, homemade meals that are truly 'damn delicious!'

Here We Are Now Book

Here We Are Now


  • Author : Jasmine Warga
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062324726

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A book about love, loss, and the power of music, perfect for fans of Nick Hornby and Fangirl. Taliah Sahar Abdallat lives and breathes music. Songs have always helped Tal ease the pain of never having known her father. Her mother, born in Jordan and very secretive about her past, won’t say a word about who her dad really was. But when Tal finds a shoebox full of old letters from Julian Oliver—yes, the indie rock star Julian Oliver—she begins to piece the story together. She writes to Julian, but after three years of radio silence, she’s given up hope. Then one day, completely out of the blue, Julian shows up at her doorstep, and Tal doesn’t know whether to be furious or to throw herself into his arms. Before she can decide, he asks her to go on a trip with him to meet her long-estranged family and to say good-bye to his father, her grandfather, who is dying. Getting to know your father after sixteen years of estrangement doesn’t happen in one car ride. But as Tal spends more time with Julian and his family, she begins to untangle her parents’ secret past, and discovers a part of herself she never recognized before. By the acclaimed author of My Heart and Other Black Holes, this is an intergenerational story of family and legacy and the way love informs both of those things. It’s about secrets and the debt of silence. It’s about the power of songs. And most of all, it’s about learning how to say hello. And good-bye.

How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe


  • Author : Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-08-02
  • Genre: JUVENILE FICTION
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534448674

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How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe Excerpt :

When her twin sister reaches social media stardom, Moon Fuentez accepts her fate to be nothing more than her sister's camerawoman. Then Moon takes a summer job as the "merch girl" on a tour bus full of beautiful influencers and her fate begins to shift in the best way possible. Most notable is her bunkmate and new nemesis, Santiago Phillips, who is grumpy, combative, and also the hottest guy Moon has ever seen. As chance, destiny, and proximity bring the two of them in each other's perpetual paths, Moon starts to question her destiny as the unnoticed, unloved wallflower she always thought she was. -- adapted from jacket

Red Wolf Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Red Wolf


  • Author : Jennifer Dance
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2014-01-20
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459708129

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Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards 2014 — Silver Medal Forest of Reading, Silver Birch Awards — Shortlisted MYRCA Award 2016 — Shortlisted Chosen for the Toronto Public Library's 2015 Great Reads for Kids collection “With Red Wolf, Jennifer Dance has come howling out of the wilderness ... and I'm deeply impressed.” — Joseph Boyden, Giller Prize–winning author Life is changing for Canada’s Anishnaabek Nation and for the wolf packs that share their territory. In the late 1800s, both Native people and wolves are being forced from the land. Starving and lonely, an orphaned timber wolf is befriended by a boy named Red Wolf. But under the Indian Act, Red Wolf is forced to attend a residential school far from the life he knows, and the wolf is alone once more. Courage, love and fate reunite the pair, and they embark on a perilous journey home. But with winter closing in, will Red Wolf and Crooked Ear survive? And if they do, what will they find?

Because of the Sun Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Because of the Sun


  • Author : Jenny Torres Sanchez
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-03
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399551482

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“An absorbing page-turner, equal parts light and dark, and filled with the sweetest, swooniest ache. Everyone needs to read Jenny Torres Sanchez. Now.” —JENNIFER NIVEN, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe From the backyards of suburban Florida to the parched desert of New Mexico, Because of the Sun explores the complexity of family, the saving grace of friendship, and the healing that can begin when the truth is brought to light. Dani learned to tolerate her existence in suburban Florida with her brash and seemingly unloving mother by embracing the philosophy Why care? It will only hurt. So when her mother is killed in a sudden and violent manner, Dani goes into an even deeper protection mode: total numbness. It’s the only way she can go on. But when Dani chooses The Stranger by Albert Camus as summer reading for school, it feels like fate. The main character’s alienation after his mother’s death mirrors her own. Dani’s life is thrown into further turmoil when she is sent to New Mexico to live with an aunt she never knew she had. The awkwardness between them is palpable. To escape, Dani takes long walks in the merciless heat. One day, she meets Paulo, who understands how much Dani is hurting. Although she is hesitant at first, a mutual trust and affection develops between them. And as she and her aunt begin to connect, Dani learns about her mother’s past. Forgiving isn’t easy, but maybe it’s the only way to move forward.

Strange Alchemy Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Strange Alchemy


  • Author : Gwenda Bond
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2018-09
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9781630790776

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When 114 people go missing on Roanoke Island in what seems like an eerie repeat of what happened hundreds of years before, seventeen-year-olds Miranda and Grant may be the key to the mysteries past and present.

Clap When You Land Book
Score: 4.5
From 23 Ratings

Clap When You Land


  • Author : Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062882783

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Clap When You Land Excerpt :

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives. Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people… In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash. Separated by distance—and Papi’s secrets—the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered. And then, when it seems like they’ve lost everything of their father, they learn of each other. Great for summer reading or anytime! Clap When You Land is a Today show pick for “25 children’s books your kids and teens won’t be able to put down this summer!" Plus don't miss Elizabeth Acevedo's The Poet X and With the Fire on High!

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass Book
Score: 3.5
From 21 Ratings

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass


  • Author : Meg Medina
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-26
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763663544

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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass Excerpt :

Winner of the 2014 Pura Belpré Author Award In Meg Medina’s compelling new novel, a Latina teen is targeted by a bully at her new school — and must discover resources she never knew she had. One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she’s done to piss her off. Word is that Yaqui thinks Piddy is stuck-up, shakes her stuff when she walks, and isn’t Latin enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent. And Yaqui isn’t kidding around, so Piddy better watch her back. At first Piddy is more concerned with trying to find out more about the father she’s never met and how to balance honors courses with her weekend job at the neighborhood hair salon. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy’s life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off or running away? In an all-too-realistic novel, Meg Medina portrays a sympathetic heroine who is forced to decide who she really is.