Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Bullying Awareness & Prevention
People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Meg Medina
Age Group:
14-17
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
ISBN:
978-0763671648
Year:
Bullying Awareness & Prevention
People, Identity & Culture

One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her. Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she’s done to make her mad. 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? 

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