I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L Sanchez

Available At: Electronic, Aspen Valley (HS), Pine Creek, Rampart

Categories: Cursing, Racism, Sexual, Whiteness

Description: Julia refuses to conform to her Mexican family’s expectations of her, wanting to become a writer instead of following her older sister Olga on the path of community college, part-time job, and taking care of their parents.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains sexual nudity, sexual activities, and profanity.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 7: “She is always apologizing to white people, which makes me feel embarrassed.”

Page 68: “She said he crammed his tongue inside her mouth all nasty and she could feel his penis against her leg.”

Page 198: “We kiss and kiss for so long that my jaw aches. Then he lies on top of me and slips his cold hand under my shirt. After a few minutes, he tries to pull down my jeans, but I have to take my shoes off first.… After we kiss for a while, Connor pulls a condom out from under a couch cushion. I guess he was prepared. I look away as he puts it on. My body tightens, bracing itself- it hurts more than I imagined, but I pretend it doesn’t.”

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