I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

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), 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?
Target age group 14 and up
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    • Weight
      0.65 lbs
    • ISBN-13
      9781524700515
    • ISBN-10
      1524700517
    • Item #
      56625
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
  • Age Group
    15 and UP
  • Grade Level
    9+
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Theme 1
    Social, Personal & Family Topics
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • Awards
    National Book Award - Finalist
  • Author
    Sanchez, Erika L
  • Lexile Level
    730
  • AR Level
    4.7
  • Dewey
    Fiction
  • Publisher
    Random House, Inc.
  • Publication Date
    3/5/2019
  • Pages
    368
  • Dimensions
    0.9 H × 8.1 L × 5.4 W
  • Case Qty
    38

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