Pork belly tacos with a side of anxiety

Title Pork belly tacos with a side of anxiety
Names Castañeda, Yvonne.
Book Number DB108199
Title Status In Process
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "In Pork Belly Tacos with a Side of Anxiety, Yvonne Castañeda shares vibrant stories of her childhood growing up in Miami as the daughter of humble immigrants from Mexico and Cuba--and how she came to develop an unhealthy relationship with food. To help ease her mami's nervios, Yvonne becomes a perfectionist from a young age, achieving high grades at school and mastering the piano. But as her Cuban family members openly make comments about her awkward desarrollo, or puberty, Yvonne enters a new phase of self-consciousness that begins her obsession with weight. She abandons the piano for the high school cheerleading team, and reinvents herself, becoming both skinny and popular. However, as a first-generation adolescent born in the United States, Yvonne wrestles with the conflict between the cultural norms of her Hispanic/Latino heritage and American societal expectations. Plagued by doubt and low self-esteem, Yvonne begins a vicious cycle of weight gain and loss, as she battles Bulimia Nervosa. Beleaguered by feelings of guilt, shame, and inferiority, she develops anxiety, depression, and a reliance on dangerous coping mechanisms. Ultimately, sage advice from her dear abuela in Guadalajara, Mexico, guides Yvonne to a realization that shifts her perspective of herself and the purpose of her life, providing a foundation for inner peace, and la solución to her past struggles." -- Provided by publisher.
Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2022.
Local Subject Young Adult Non-Fiction - YN
Young Adult Book - YA
Biography & Autobiography - BIO
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
Psychology - PSY
Audience Notes Contains strong language.
Contains descriptions of sex.
LC Subject Bulimia - Patients - United States - Biography
Depressed persons - United States - Biography
Hispanic Americans - Biography
Call Number 616.852630092 YNF
Language English
Released 2022
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2022
Original Publication Recorded from: Solana Beach, California : Santa Monica Press, 2022. 9781595807847
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