Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Three Teen Tales

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with three of my favorite books featuring Latina heroines.

The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales follows Sofia as she prepares to leave her family in the barrio in McAllen, Texas, to attend a prestigious boarding school in Austin. Is she abandoning her roots or broadening her horizons?


What The Moon Saw by Laura Resau chronicles the journey of Clara Luna as she leaves the comfort of suburbia to spend the summer with her grandparents in the mountains of Yucuyoo, Mexico. Will she unravel the secret of her father's departure from Mexico and the meaning behind the strange dreams which have been plaguing her?

Crazy Loco by David Rice features nine stories about Mexican American teens growing up in the Rio Grande Valley.