Fun fact: In my upcoming middle grade novel (my very first!), Stef Soto, Taco Queen, the Soto family visits a restaurant called Suzy’s every Sunday, their one day off.
I named it after Stockton’s own Suzy Daveluy, City Librarian and one of my favorite people.
Suzy is a reading hero, and we’re lucky to have her and the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library in our community. So I was super excited when the library agreed to help me share the cover of Stef Soto, Taco Queen.
First, a little bit about the book:
A heartwarming and charming debut novel about family, friends, and finding your voice all wrapped up in a warm tortilla.
Estefania "Stef" Soto is itching to shake off the onion-and-cilantro embrace of Tía Perla, her family's taco truck. She wants nothing more than for Papi to get a normal job and for Tía Perla to be a distant memory. Then maybe everyone at school will stop seeing her as the Taco Queen.
But when her family's livelihood is threatened, and it looks like her wish will finally come true, Stef surprises everyone (including herself) by becoming the truck's unlikely champion.
Stef Soto, Taco Queen will be available in January from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. (But you can pre-order now). In the meantime, here’s Stef:
We encourage you to check out from SSJCPL Jennifer's first book, which is available now for circulation, Finding the Music: En pos de la música.