Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres

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Read Stef Soto, Taco Queen Online Free - 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 her dad to get a normal job and for Tia Perla to be put out to pasture. It's no fun being known as the "Taco Queen" at school. But just when it looks like Stef is going to get exactly what she wants, and her family's livelihood is threatened, she will have to become the truck's unlikely champion.

Title : Stef Soto, Taco Queen
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ISBN : 031630686X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 176 pages


Lola rated it ★★★★☆

November 11, 2016

I seriously need a taco right now. Books that constantly mention food can be so cruel on one’s stomach. Lucky Stef Soto, her father drives around in a full-food-equipped taco truck. It started with a dream. Her father wanted to open his own restaurant, but her family couldn’t afford it, so they pur...

Wendy rated it ★★★★★

June 05, 2016

I loved this book and its slice of life portrayal of a young girl trying to sprout her wings under the overly-watchful eyes of her immigrant parents. The parents' characters are wonderful, but it is Stef and her classmates that sing on the page. No false steps here, just gloriously messy reality...

Ruth rated it ★★★★★

June 19, 2016

I received a free ARC of this 2017 middle grade book. What a great read! Torres's skillful use of two languages carries Stef Soto through middle school stresses with friends and parents. I loved the way descriptions of the use of Spanish words are seamlessly woven into the text without ever seemi...

Kristin rated it ★★★★★

August 01, 2016

STEF SOTO, TACO QUEEN is a heart-warming middle-grade debut. The main character, Estefania "Stef" Soto, won me over with her sincerity and strength of spirit, okay and her love for art. (Not to mention her art teacher is also pretty great.) I'm a sucker for books centered around authentic family...

Darla rated it ★★★★★

July 29, 2016

Stef Soto, our endearing protagonist, hates her family's taco truck, Tia Perla. She hates being picked up in it every day (everyone else's parents lets them walk home - or even take the public bus!), and her former-best-friend is always telling her she smells like a taco. Stef also can't stand ho...

Jen rated it ★★★★★

July 07, 2016

What a fabulous story. Torres has created such a lovable and strong character in Stef, who is *such* a middle-grade heroine, simultaneously embarrassed by and driven to support and protect her parents. Such wonderful details of her culture, too!

T. rated it ★★★★★

June 21, 2016

Important, poignant, readable, and relatable. I love Stef and her family.

Amanda rated it ★★★★★

June 28, 2016

This is such a lovely story. The relationship between Stef and her parents felt so authentic and was beautifully written. You will fall in love with Tia Perla. (And all of Papi's food!)

Wendi rated it ★★★★☆

August 07, 2017

*4.5 stars* I loved this book! Stef is tired of her parents treating her like a child, and she's embarrassed when her father picks up from school in Tia Perla, the family's taco food truck. She especially wants them to let her go to a pop concert with her best friend, unchaperoned. But things don't...

Darcey rated it ★★★★★

August 23, 2016

Sweet sweet book about Stef Soto and the challenges she faces in school due to the family business - the Taco Truck. The middle school relationships aren't surprising - the friend who is not longer a friend - the mean girl, but they'll be comforting to young readers in their authenticity. I loved...

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