December 12, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

Publisher’s description 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 […]

“Yaqui Delgado” Goes Hollywood: Teens Give Their Two Cents on Screen Adaptation

NYC teens weighed in on how Meg Medina’s acclaimed YA novel should be adapted for an upcoming Hulu series being produced by Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez.

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Book Review: The Closest I’ve Come by Fred Aceves

Publisher’s description The Closest I’ve Come is a must-read from talented first-time author Fred Aceves, in the tradition of Walter Dean Myers. Marcos Rivas yearns for love, a working cell phone, and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren’t falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood, away from his […]

Erika L. Sánchez On Unlikable WOC Protagonists and “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter”

Sánchez, who will be featured at SLJ’s first-ever Day of Dialog Brooklyn on Friday, September 15, talks about her path to publication, feminism, and why characters of color should be allowed to mess up just like anyone else.