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by Viola Canales


Sofia 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 quinceañera, 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.

The Tequila Worm

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  • Viola Canales is the author of Orange Candy Slices and Other Secret Tales (Arte Publico Press). She lives in Stanford, California.

  • ISBN: 9780375840890
    Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books   
    Binding: Paperback
    Pub Date: March 13, 2007
    Copyright Date: 2007

    Target Age Group: 12 to 15

    Pages: 199


    -Neighborhoods    -Mexican Americans
    -Catholics    -Boarding schools
    -Schools    -Texas
    -Family life    -Families

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