Book of the Month – The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales

Summary – The Tequila Worm is a compilation of stories told from the perspective of a young Mexican-American girl named Sofía. Sofía lives in the barrio with family and friends who value their Mexican traditions and try to instill that same love to their kids.

Sofía must learn to find her own voice and her own path, while at the same time, holding on to the traditions that have shaped who she is. She finds merging these two worlds especially difficult when she receives a scholarship to a prestigious high school located about 350 miles away from home.

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Book of the Month – Wolf Hoolow by Laren Wolk

Summary – Wolf Hollow is the story of a twelve-year-old girl named Annabelle. Annabelle is a compassionate and intelligent young girl, who tries to see the good in others and works hard to help her family.

Like many children her age, Annabelle is the victim of bullying. Her tormentor is a new classmate named Betty, who doesn’t just verbally abuse Annabelle, but also physically and psychologically torments her.

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