-Graham S. ... Julia tries to distract herself with a book, but even reading—her favorite activity—doesn’t work.

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. Thank you for your support. Mentions of incidents in which a woman is raped. ”—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.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is a best book club book for discussion, a young adult novel about losing a sister and the pressures of a Mexican American family. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. That was Olga’s role. People die in the desert while illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, a teen is beaten for being gay, and a character attempts suicide. | 581 Minutes I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is a grief book, as Julia is mourning the sudden death of her older sister. "My students can't get enough of your charts and their results have gone through the roof." Was Olga really what she seemed? Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. Starting May 1st, we will offer free delivery Monday through Friday to the residents of Brookdale, Belmont Village, Oak Park Arms, Oak Park Oasis, Mills Park Tower, The Oaks, and the Ryan Farrelly Apartments. Dive into this amazing coming of age book with this easy to use reading guide for I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez. Get the entire I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter LitChart as a printable PDF. About I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. Or was there more to her sister’s story? Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed. Olga, it seems, had a secret life. If you chose to provide an email address, it will only be used to contact you about your comment.

| Young Adult SELECTION 2018, Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List SELECTION 2019, Virginia Capitol Choices Award List | ISBN 9781524700485 SELECTION 2018, National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Was Olga really what she seemed? Violence includes a gun battle between drug dealers in Mexico and the slaughter of a pig described in some detail and mention that a woman was raped. This is a great book about a Latina teen facing life after her sister's death. Julia's quinceañera, the party that celebrates a 15-year-old girl's transition to adulthood, is described in detail. Do they keep this a secret, or are they open about it to their friends? With the help of her best friend, Lorena, and her first love (first everything), Connor, Julia is determined to find out. The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Sánchez, Erika L. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. Teens smoke marijuana and get drunk at parties. If you need assistance with this website, please, A Personal History of Charis by Linda Bryant, Abuse/Survival Books for Children and Teens, Disability and Anti-Ableism Books for Children, Sexuality and Development for Adolescents, Transgender/Gender Diversity for Children, We Believe You: A Feminist Book List on Sexual Violence, Consent and Masculinity, Books to Build Movements: A Charis Trump Resistance Reading List, Understanding and Dismantling Racism: A Booklist for White Readers, Books to Teach White Children and Teens How to Undo Racism and White Supremacy, Books we recommend after the George Zimmerman verdict, A Reading List About the U.S. Border Crisis, Young Adult Fiction / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino, Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Death, Grief, Bereavement, Murder at the Estate Sale: An Evening with Charlene Ball and Libby Ware.

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