Stef Soto, Taco Queen

Stef Soto, Taco QueenStef Soto, Taco Queen
by Jennifer Torres
Grades 4 & up

Stef Soto used to love Tia Perla, her father’s food truck. It changed her family’s life for the better when he bought it. Now, though, it embarrasses her beyond belief when her father picks her up from middle school in it. It doesn’t help when her former best friend Julia starts calling her “taco queen” and saying that she smells like tacos. Plus, Stef feels like her parents still treat her like a baby, especially when her new best friend wins concert tickets for a singer they love. But when the food trucks in her city are threatened with stricter regulations and her school needs to raise money for art supplies, Stef has to re-examine what is important to her. A thoughtful look at the the changing relationships between middle schoolers, their families, and their friends. Recommended for grades 4 & up. (Note: May cause cravings for warm tortillas with butter.)

ARC provided by publisher

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