Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass: The Graphic Novel

Buy from Penguin Random House:

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass: The Graphic Novel
Written by Meg Medina
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536224771
Our Price: $19.99

Buy from any of the following retailers:


Find a local retailer:


 

How to buy

view an inside spread

awards/reviews/quotes

download a discussion guide

all downloads for this title

more titles by Meg Medina

more titles by Mel Valentine Vargas

Meg Medina’s bio

view other editions



Bookmark and Share
 
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass: The Graphic Novel

author: Meg Medina

illustrator: Mel Valentine Vargas

It’s the beginning of sophomore year, and Piedad “Piddy” Sanchez is having a hard time adjusting to her new high school. Things don’t get any easier when Piddy learns that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she’s done to piss her off. Rumor has it that Yaqui thinks Piddy is stuck-up, shakes her stuff when she walks, and isn’t Latina enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent. And Yaqui isn’t kidding around, so Piddy better watch her back. At first, Piddy is more concerned with learning about the father she’s never met, navigating her rocky relationship with her mom, and staying in touch with her best friend, Mitzi. But when the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang takes over Piddy’s life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off from those who care about her—or running away? More relevant than ever a decade after its initial publication, Mel Valentine Vargas’s graphic novel adaptation of Meg Medina’s ultimately empowering story is poised to be discovered by a new generation of readers.
Newbery Medalist Meg Medina returns to her powerful YA novel about school bullying with a dynamic graphic-novel edition adapted and illustrated by Mel Valentine Vargas.
suggested retail price (U.S.):
$19.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536224774 / 9781536224771
pub date:
09/2023
type/format:
Young Adult Graphic Novel / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
288 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Comics & Graphic Novels; Hispanic & Latino; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Meg Medina is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning Merci Suárez Changes Gears and its sequels, Merci Suárez Can’t Dance and Merci Suárez Plays It Cool, as well as the young adult novels Burn Baby Burn and the Pura Belpré Award–winning Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. She is also the author of several award-winning picture books. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, Meg Medina lives in Richmond, Virginia.
illustrator’s comments:
Mel Valentine Vargas is a Queer Cuban-American graphic novelist based in Chicago. They hope to draw the kind of illustrations that their younger self, and others like them, could have seen to feel less alone. Mel Valentine Vargas loves singing in Spanish, playing farming video games, and eating lots of gyoza with their friends.
 
browse by:

 
view options
   parent
 teacher/librarian
 bookseller