Book Giveaway!! Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

MegMedinaYaquiWe’re giving away a copy of Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass written by Meg Medina–our featured novel for September’s book group meeting!!

Check out the following from Kirkus Review:

“Interweaving themes of identity, escapism and body image, Medina takes what could be a didactic morality tale and spins it into something beautiful: a story rich in depth and heart. Piddy’s ordeal feels 100 percent authentic; there are no easy outs, no simple solutions. Displaying a mature understanding of consequences and refreshingly aware (no deducing supporting characters’ feelings before the protagonist, here), Piddy also exhibits an age-appropriate sense of vulnerability. The prose is both honest (“growing up is like walking through glass doors that only open one way—you can see where you came from but can’t go back”) and exquisitely crafted (“Fear is my new best friend. It stands at my elbow in chilly silence”). Far more than just a problem novel, this book sheds light on a serious issue without ever losing sight of its craft.”

It’s a great book and one that I think should be in every school and community library.  Check out 5 Things Meg Medina Learned While Writing Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass from Diversity in YA to learn a little more about the book.

To be entered in the giveaway, just comment on any post on the blog by August 28th.  Everyone who comments between July 1st and August 28th will be entered in the drawing.  If your name is chosen, we’ll email you ASAP about mailing the book to you.

Don’t forget, we also raffle off a copy of the following month’s featured novel at each book group meeting.  So if you’re an Albuquerque local, join us for a chance to win!

Good luck!



4 thoughts on “Book Giveaway!! Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

  1. The second night I read Meg’s book– I couldn’t put it down…one of those nights when you give up the thought of getting to sleep at a reasonable hour…Great read!

    • I really liked the book. Medina does such a good job of conveying not only the physical ramifications of bullying but the psychological as well. I think it could start such really powerful classroom dialogue around the topic of bullying and identity. It definitely weaves in some Spanish vocabulary and Latino cultural references, especially what it means to be Latino/a in the U.S. But, if you’re looking for something in Spanish, we’ve featured (with free educator’s guides) some other great books over the last two years that are available in both Spanish and English. Let me know if that’s what you’re looking for and I could give you some recommendations.

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