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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez | SLJ Audio Review

redstarSÁNCHEZ, Erika L. I Am Not Your Excellent Mexican Daughter. eight CDs. 9:41 hrs. Listening Library. Oct. 2017. $60. ISBN 9781524782245. digital obtain.

Gr 10 Up–Olga was at all times the nice lady. She stayed house after highschool, received a job as a receptionist, took lessons on the native faculty, and at all times helped her household—till she died in a automobile crash. Her household is left in items as they attempt to navigate life with out their beloved daughter. Julia, her youthful sister, is complicated, good, and opinionated. She has no want to wash or learn to prepare dinner and may’t wait to maneuver out. Julia spends her nights sifting by way of Olga’s room and uncovers small clues that make her consider that Olga wasn’t precisely who she thought she was. Kyla Garcia’s narration creates a wealthy forged of characters, and Sanchez’s writing is spot-on along with her depiction of teenage life that’s timeless. This story will resonate with many listeners who’ve felt lonely inside their very own households. VERDICT This coming-of-age story about acceptance of your self, in addition to your loved ones and tradition, is a particular buy.–Katie Llera, Certain Brook Excessive Faculty, NJ

This assessment was revealed within the Faculty Library Journal April 2018 subject.

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