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The Tequila Worm

Canales, Viola (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Tequila Worm


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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 "comadres."
Authors: Canales, Viola
Title: The tequila worm
Publisher: New York :, Wendy Lamb Books,, c2005.
Characteristics: 199 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Summary: 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 "comadres."
Audience: 830
Ages 12 and up.
Awards & Distinctions: Pura Belpre Author Medal, 2006
Local Note: Reading Counts RC 54 10110
Accelerated Reader AR 46 10060
ISBN: 0385746741
0385909055
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Report This Jul 08, 2013
  • DanceFiddler rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Canales is, according to the about-the-author page, well-known for her short stories. Reading this book, I could see why. A string of loosely-connected narratives (getting more closely connected as the book goes on) follow a young girl growing up in a Texas barrio until she graduates from a pre-Ivy League prep school to which she received a scholarship. The sense of place is incredible; the stories heartwarming. But it’s very obvious that this is the first attempt at novel form by someone used to writing short stories, and it teeters uneasily between the genres.

Report This Jun 28, 2012
  • p_gzpata9730 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book is ammmmmaaazzziing i love it, i love the mexi-tex culture. the ending made me cry it was the first time a book has made me cry

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Report This Jul 26, 2012
  • p_gzpata9730 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

sofia is a mexican american girl that is very close to her family but than she gets excepted into a boarding school, everytime she visits home there are alot of changes with everyone

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Report This Jul 26, 2012
  • p_gzpata9730 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

tequila worms dont come from tequila

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