• The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

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  • The Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women has asked for 6 copies of The Education of Margot Sanchez for its students. Click here to return to UAI's book wishlist.

    About The Education of Margot Sanchez

    Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted—from debut author Lilliam Rivera.

    Things/People Margot Hates:
    Mami, for destroying her social life
    Papi, for allowing Junior to become a Neanderthal
    Junior, for becoming a Neanderthal
    The supermarket
    Everyone else

    After “borrowing” her father’s credit card to finance a more stylish wardrobe, Margot Sanchez 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 the ultimate beach 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.

    *The Center for Fiction will ship this book set directly to The Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women

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