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Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass

Author: Meg Medina
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Yaqui Delgago wants to kick your ass. That's what some girl tells Piddy Sanchez one morning before school. Too bad Piddy doesn't even know who Yaqui Delgado is, let alone what she's done to piss her off. All Piddy knows is that Yaqui hates her-- and she better watch her back because Yaqui isn't kidding around. At first Piddy just focuses on trying to find out more about the father she's never met and how to balance  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Pura Belpré Award, Author: Winner
Young adult works
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meg Medina
ISBN: 9780763658595 0763658596 9780763671648 0763671649 9781484436127 1484436121 9781489819727 148981972X
OCLC Number: 812508980
Awards: Pura Belpré Award for narration, 2014.
YALSA 2014 Notable Children's Books, Older Readers
ALA 2014 Notable Children's Books, Older Readers
Target Audience: Young Adult.
Description: 260 pages ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Meg Medina.
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"Yaqui Delgago wants to kick your ass. That's what some girl tells Piddy Sanchez one morning before school. Too bad Piddy doesn't even know who Yaqui Delgado is, let alone what she's done to piss her off. All Piddy knows is that Yaqui hates her-- and she better watch her back because Yaqui isn't kidding around. At first Piddy just focuses on 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 and running away from her problems? In this poignant and all-too-realistic story from award-winning author Meg Medina, Piddy is forced to decide exactly who she is versus who others are trying to make her become--and ultimately discovers a rhythm that is all her own."--Jacket.

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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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