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Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass

Author: Meg Medina
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meg Medina
ISBN: 9780763658595 0763658596 9780763671648 0763671649
OCLC Number: 812508980
Awards: Pura Belpré Author Award, 2014.
YALSA 2014 Notable Children's Books, Older Readers
ALA 2014 Notable Children's Books, Older Readers
Target Audience: Young Adult
Description: 260 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Meg Medina.
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"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?" -- from publisher's web site.

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Tough Situation, Strong Girl

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2014-09-09) Very Good Permalink

Piddy Sanchez's life is falling apart. Her best friend moves away, she and her mother move to a new apartment, and Piddy's maturing body attracts attention from boys at her new high school. Adjusting to her new school becomes even more difficult when Yaqui, the girlfriend of one of these boys, decides...
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