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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

By Meg Medina

Winner of the 2014 Pura Belpré Author Award

In Meg Medina’s compelling new novel, a Latina teen is targeted by a bully at her new school — and must discover resources she never knew she had.


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.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780763658595


Format: Book
Author: Medina, Meg
Summary: "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?" -- from publisher's web site.
Title: Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass / Meg Medina.
Publisher Date: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Subject: Bullying in schools -- Teen fiction. Teenage girls -- Teen fiction. Schools -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780763658595 0763658596
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: TF Medina
Oclc: 812508980
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Bib Id: 433854

Format: Book
Author: Medina, Meg
Summary: "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?" -- from publisher's web site.
Title: Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass / Meg Medina.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Description: 260 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Bullying in schools -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Teenage girls -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Schools -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2012943645
ISBN: 9780763658595
ISBN: 0763658596
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: TF Medina