Join us November 3rd, at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book. We are reading The Tequila Worm (Ages 12 and up) by Viola Canales.
The book was listed as an Américas Award Honorable Mention in 2005.
Here’s a sneak peek into the book: (from Goodreads)
Sofia comes from a family of storytellers. Here are her tales of growing up in the barrio, full of the magic and mystery of family traditions: making Easter cascarones, celebrating el Dia de los Muertos, preparing for quincea–era, rejoicing in the Christmas nacimiento, and curing homesickness by eating the tequila worm. When Sofia is singled out to receive a scholarship to an elite boarding school, she longs to explore life beyond the barrio, even though it means leaving her family to navigate a strange world of rich, privileged kids. It’s a different mundo, but one where Sofia’s traditions take on new meaning and illuminate her path.
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 October 26th!
We’ll also be raffling off a copy of next month’s featured book, Mexican White Boy (Ages 14 and up). Join us that evening to be entered!
We hope to see you on November 3rd!
2 thoughts on “Our Next Good Read…The Tequila Worm”
A great book to read and also won the American Library Association’s award for best book for young adults celebrating the Latino experience. Best wishes in your discussion in November to find out if there is really a worm in the Tequila or if is it just an urban legend.
We’ll let you know how the discussion goes! It’s such a fun book. I’m looking forward to our meeting!