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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

by Meg Medina

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2013, 272 pages
    Paperback:
    Aug 2014, 272 pages

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A high-school sophomore uses her network of female relationships to confront her very real problem of bullying.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina is a book full of threats and conflict. It's a book about bullying. But it's also about community and isolation, the complexity of female relationships, and about finding one's strength—inner and outer.

As someone who has worked in public schools for my entire adult life, I know bullying. It's real and it happens at every school, regardless of the age level, geographic location or the school's demographic and socio-economic profile. Despite the proactive stance taken by schools, bullying continues to be a tough problem and one not easily solved. I've read of various solutions and resolutions but I also understand the very real limits of schools.

Author Meg Medina does too. This story, the story of Piedad "Piddy" Sanchez, feels authentically raw. Medina's portrayal of Piddy's neighborhood, on the "better side of Northern ...

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