The Tequila Worm

Source: Common Sense Media

A fictionalized memoir of growing up in the warm embrace of the Mexican-American barrio of McAllen, Texas. For Sofia the center of her life is her extended family and her comadres, the girls who will become her lifelong … well, friends seems too pale a word for this intense, mutually supportive relationship. But Sofia has dreams beyond the barrio, and a pivotal event in her childhood gives her the drive to achieve them. When she wins a scholarship to an Episcopal boarding school hundreds of miles away, her family is reluctant to let her go and determined to keep her tied firmly to her roots when she does.

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