I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

October 17, 2017|
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican-American home. 

 
Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.
 
But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role.
 
Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.
 
But it’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend Lorena, and her first love, first everything boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister’s story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal?

Alive and crackling—a gritty tale wrapped in a page-turner. ”—The New York Times
 
Unique and fresh.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A standout.” —NPR
Erika L. Sánchez is a poet, a feminist, and a cheerleader for young women everywhere. She was the sex and love advice columnist for Cosmopolitan for Latinas for three years, and her writing has appeared in the Rolling Stone, Salon, and the Paris Review. Since she was a 12-year-old nerd in giant bifocals and embroidered vests, Er...
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Title:I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Format:Reinforced Library Binding
Product dimensions:352 pages, 8.56 X 5.75 X 1.07 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.56 X 5.75 X 1.07 in
Published:October 17, 2017
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781524700492

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