We’re almost back from our summer hiatus, but wanted to post this announcement for our first book group meeting of the new school year. We are so excited for the upcoming year! I’m really looking forward to talking with you all about this month’s selection.
Join us September 8th at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book. We are reading Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (Ages 13 and Up) by Meg Medina.
Here’s a sneak peek into the book: (from Goodreads)
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.
To learn more about the book, read Meg Medina’s interview, The “Radioactive Energy” of Bullies.
Be sure to get entered in our drawing for a free copy of the book!! All you have to do is comment on any blog post by August 28th!
When we meet in person to discuss Meg Medina’s book, we’ll also be raffling off a copy of next month’s featured book, La Linea (Ages 10 and Up). Join us that evening to be entered!
We hope to see you on September 8th!
Check out our last post to see all of this year’s titles!