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“Stef’s fresh, honest voice will resonate with a broad swath of readers, as will the relatable struggles she negotiates…” –Publishers Weekly

Stef Soto, Taco Queen

Written by Jennifer Torres
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A heartwarming and charming debut novel about family, friends, and finding your voice all wrapped up in a warm tortilla. 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.

Primary ISBN: 9780316306867
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Chapter Book, Age 08 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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