Meg Medina's "Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass" Tackles the Subject of Teen Bullying
Meg Medina is one of the 40 writers to be featured at the Bookmark's 10th Annual Festival of Books and Authors on September 6th. Her most recent novel, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, is this year's recipient of the Pura Belpre award. The award is presented to a Latino or Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. Yaqui Delgado wants to Kick your Ass follows 15 turned 16-year-old Piddy Sanchez as she navigates the social, emotional, and physical effects of bullying.