Join We Read Y.A. on Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 at Lawson McGhee Library. We will talk about Latinx characters and authors in young adult (YA) literature, our favorite YA books, and getting teens to love reading. Teens and teen lit fans are invited to a fun, relaxed discussion complete with snacks. Susan Groenke, award-winning professor and director of the Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature, will guide our discussion.
Our October book selection is I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sánchez. This debut YA novel earned a spot on the National Book Awards Finalists for Young People's Literature.
Living up to parental and societal expectations can be exhausting and often times is impossible. Such is the comedic and poignant situation in I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. Julia returns to her family in Chicago after her sister's death. Can Julia—a young, modern Latina—and her conservative traditional Mexican mother find a way to move forward together? Fans of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Jane the Virgin will revel in this uproarious bildungsroman.
Copies of the book are ordered but not yet available.