Stef Soto, Taco Queen
By Jennifer Torres
Estefania “Stef” Soto is itching to shake off the onion-and-cilantro embrace of Tia Perla, her family’s taco truck. She wants nothing more than for Papi to get a normal job and for Tia Perla to be a distant memory. Then maybe everyone at school will stop seeing her as the Taco Queen.
But when her family’s livelihood is threatened, and it looks like her wish will finally come true, Stef surprises everyone (including herself) by becoming the truck’s unlikely champion. In this fun and heartfelt novel, Stef will discover what matters most and ultimately embrace an identity that even includes old Tia Perla.
Fun story about a girl in middle school, her family and a taco truck! This is a great book for kids approaching later years of elementary school and in middle school. By illustrating the challenges of peer groups and every family’s quirky & unique qualities it brings lightness and laughter to what is often an awkward age.
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