The Tequila Worm

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Moving tale of Texas Latina going to White boarding school.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 12+

Great story for any age 12+

I really enjoyed reading this book. I am a Latina and I think that this book can show other cultures that latinos as not just in for taking their jobs, making things worse for them.

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Educational value
Great messages
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not rated for age


I'm working on my certification to teach and have spent the past four years in the classroom working with middle school students. This is a book I will certainly recommend to eighth graders of any culture to read. It was a wonderful window into a culture which would not readily be apparent by an outsider. Canales' story brought to life the characters and beauty of Hispanic culture in the United States.

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