The Tequila Worm
By (author) Viola Canales
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Tequila Worm by Viola Canales
Book DescriptionSofia comes from a family of storytellers. Here are her tales of growing up in the barrio, full of the magic and mystery of family traditions: making Easter cascarones, celebrating el Dia de los Muertos, preparing for quincea-era, rejoicing in the Christmas nacimiento, and curing homesickness by eating the tequila worm. When Sofia is singled out to receive a scholarship to an elite boarding school, she longs to explore life beyond the barrio, even though it means leaving her family to navigate a strange world of rich, privileged kids. It's a different mundo, but one where Sofia's traditions take on new meaning and illuminate her path.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780756972752
(196mm x 132mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Perfection Learning
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Viola Canales
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Tequila Worm, Paperback / softback» View all books by Viola Canales
Sofia grows up in the close-knit community of the barrio in McAllen, Texas, then finds that her experiences as a scholarship student at an Episcopal boarding school in Austin only strengthen her ties to family and her "comrades."
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