Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. That’s what some girl tells Piddy Sanchez one morning. Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui Delgado is, much less what she’s done to get her mad. But Yaqui isn’t kidding around. Piddy tries to focus on finding out more about the father she’s never met and balancing honors courses with her job at the neighborhood hair salon, but avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy’s life. She’s forced to decide exactly who she is versus who others are trying to make her become – and ultimately discovers a rhythm that is all her own.
2014 Pura Belpré Award
2013 CYBILS Award winner for young adult fiction
Four starred reviews from the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Horn Book Magazine, School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.