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E But it turns out Dad did leave one thing behind besides her crazy family Before he left he signed Liliana up for a school desegregation program called METCO And she’s been accepted Being accepted into Ask Me Where eBook #8608 METCO however isn’t the same as being accepted at her new school In her old school Liliana half Guatemalan and half Salvadorian was part of the majority where almost everyone was a person of color But now at Westburg where almost everyone is white the struggles of being a minority are unavoidable It becomes clear that the only way to survive is to lighten up whiten up And if Dad signed her up for this program he wouldn’t have just wanted Liliana to surv I must confess I began reading this book and did not stop until I read the last word Looking back on my reading of the book made me aware of the different lenses I used throughout the story 1 First and foremost how did the story compare with my Latinx lens with a constant eye for using what I know about my culture my education my family stories or the stories of Latinx people I have met to either believe or be turned off by the writing How believable was this author Check plus There were so many true little details among the Guatemalans Dominicans Puerto Ricans or altogether the children of families who migrated to this country and live in that dual culture world2 How did the two high schools compare I have been to both and I have taught briefly in both Physical descriptions were truly believable3 Why didn t I give the book 5 stars There was one unanswered uestion bugging me throughout the book how did the family make it to pay rent pay for utilities

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Don't Ask Me Where I'm From

First generation American LatinX Me Where PDFEPUB #194 Liliana Cruz does what it takes to fit in at her new nearly all white school But when family secrets spill out and racism at school ramps up she must decide what she believes in and take a standFifteen year old Liliana is fine thank you very much It’s fine that her best friend Jade is all caught up in her new boyfriend lately It’s fine that her inner city high Don't Ask Kindle school is disorganized and underfunded It’s fine that her father took off again okay maybe that isn’t fine but what is Liliana supposed to do She’s fifteen Being left with her increasingly crazy mom Fine Her heathen little brothers Fine fine fin FYI Despacito is not annoying And yes I am glad how Spanish is taking over TV Variety you know As long as we enjoy the art This book is just multicultural amazing One of the best YA contemporaries I have read till date I am so glad one of my most anticipated releases of the year went beyond my expectationsIt gave me the The Hate U Give vibes but in the tone of immigration and racism I love the writing so muchThe characters are so real and the plot development amazingThe story gives such a positive vibe and it definitely represent hopeTrigger warnings domestic violence child abuse racist remarks Oh great Now I am going to be labelled the angry Latina who told off the blond white girl See this is why I never say anything in classMore words will be up in 10 tea cups time You know I am that random character who said this in the bookI don t speak Spanish I would love to study Japanese in college actually

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Ive he would have wanted her to thrive So what if Liliana is now going by Lili So what if she’s acting like she thinks she’s better than her old friends It’s not a big deal It’s fine But then she discovers the gutting truth about her father He’s not on one of his side trips And it isn’t that he doesn’t want to come homehe can’t He’s undocumented and he’s been deported back to Guatemala Soon nothing is fine and Lili has to make a choice She’s done trying to make her white classmates and teachers feel comfortable Done changing who she is denying her culture and where she came from They want to know where she’s from what she’s about Liliana is ready to tell the I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3 Trigger warnings racism sexism violenceI get what the author wanted to achieve with this but it missed the markTo begin with the summary of this book leads to believe that most of the plot will center on people finding out aboit Lili s dad being deported Except that s an afterthought for the first half and the secret getting out happens at like 70% This book is really just a latina girl trying to fit in at a makorly white school in a rich suburbs There s nothing wrong with that but I wish it had been marketed as suchBut the real reason I didnt love it is the writing This kind of teen thought writing has been gaining in popularity recently and I don t love it I find it hard to immerse myself in a story that looks like a bad fanfiction written by a 15 years old Great if it pleases the teens but it makes it a dozen time difficult for me to e


10 thoughts on “Don't Ask Me Where I'm From

  1. says:

    yeah this wasn't ithooray for representation black rep colombian rep dominican rep salvadoran and guatemalan rep etc but other than that this book was really boringas a central american i was really excited to read this seeing centam representation in books is very rare latino representation in general is rare

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    FYI Despacito is not annoying And yes I am glad how Spanish is taking over TV Variety you know As long as we enjoy the art 💯This

  3. says:

    This is honestly one of the prettiest covers I've EVER seen on a contemporary book and I think I need it in my life

  4. says:

    For a moment I thought the blurb in the GR giveaway said Don't ask me for an advanced reader copyAnd I was like Wait

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    I must confess I began reading this book and did not stop until I read the last word Looking back on my reading of the book made me aware of the different lenses I used throughout the story 1 First and foremost

  6. says:

    DON’T ASK ME WHERE I’M FROM by Jennifer De Leon is a mixed bag for me On the one hand a young teen is dealing with excelling in her diverse inner city neighborhood After being offered the opportunity to attend a special

  7. says:

    I found this story to be both compelling and informative as we got to look at living in American through the eyes of a Latinx main character who is trying to navigate living in two different worlds Liliana Cruz i

  8. says:

    Rating 4 Stars ★★★★ Don't Ask Me Where I'm From is a fantastic debut from De Leon that follows Liliana whose navigating a n

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    I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3 ⭐️Trigger warnings racism sexism violenceI get what the author wanted to achieve with this but it missed the markTo begin with

  10. says:

    Interesting story of young immigrant girl thrust into unfamiliar surroundings and how she adjusts Lol I is a strong female character and inspirational Good story that held my interest