November 1 marks the first part of Día de Muertos or the Day of the Death in English-speaking regions of Mexico and the United States. Día de Muertos began as a Southern Mexican tradition and has traveled northward in more recent years. The Mexican Day of the Dead acts as a time of year for families to gather at the graves of their loved ones and pray.

The novel,  I’m not your Perfect Mexican Daughter, follows Julia in the aftermath of her sister’s death in a terrible accident. Not only is she haunted by the circumstances of her sister’s death, she is haunted by the ideal projection her sister put out to their family. 

Read if you enjoy witty, candid YA stories and Jane the Virgin. Read also for understanding how we can grow through losing a loved one and living with the stress and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican-American home.

Book Title:  I’m not your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Book Author: Sanchez, Erika L.

Dewey Decimal Call Number: YFIC SAN

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