The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera
Publisher Information: New York, NY: Simon & Shuster Books for Young Readers, 2017
Summary: An emotional story about class, race, hard work, and finding one's place.
After "borrowing" her father's credit card to finance a more stylist wardrobe, Margot suddenly finds herself grounded. And by grounded, she means working as an indentured servant in her family's struggling grocery store to pay off her debts. With each order of deli meat she slices, Margot can feel her carefully cultivated prep school reputation slipping through her fingers, and she's willing to do anything to get out of this punishment. Lie, cheat, and maybe even steal...
Margot's invitation to to the ultimate pool party is within reach and she has no intention of letting her family's drama or Moises -- the admittedly good looking but outspoken boy from the neighborhood -- keep her from her goal.
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Links of Interest:
Author website: lilliamrivera.com
Author's Twitter account: HERE
Interview with the Author: HERE
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