"Made by Raffi" and "Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass" are distinctly different. Yes, the two superb works tackle issues of identity, bullying, diversity and acceptance. But one tackles ethnic/racial identity in the midst of experiencing peer intimidation during the years of adolescence, while the other tackles gender norms and walking to the beat of one's own drum during childhood.*****
"Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass" author Meg Medina had to revisit her own run-ins with bullies during junior high to create the empowering work.
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