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I WOULD WANT ANYONE TO TAKE would want anyone to take from reading this story especially a teenI received a complimentary ARC edition from AtheneumCaitlyn Dlouhy Books This is my honest and voluntary reviewPublisher AtheneumCaitlyn Dlouhy Books May 5 2020Publication Date May 5 2020Genre YA Emigration ImmigrationPrint Length 336 pagesAvailable from Barnes NobleFor Reviews Giveaways Fabulous Book News follow 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 eads 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 Academic Capitalism and the New Economy Markets State and Higher Education like 70% This book is really just aatina 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 Scalia V. Epstein love it is the writing This kind of teen thought writing has been gaining in popularity recently and I don tove it I find it hard to immerse myself in a story that Material Alchemy looksike a #bad fanfiction written by a 15 years old Great if it pleases the teens but it # fanfiction written by a 15 years old Great if it pleases the teens but it it a dozen time difficult for me to enjoy the storyI also have a bone to pick with the double standards here It s great that Lili uestions and voices objections about racism but the author only had her react to sexism when it came from white characters though there are plenty of examples where Falling For A Boss latinx characters were sexist and in some instances obvious than that done by white characters If you re going to call out harmful behaviour be consistent It won t hurt your main objective to also point out what your own culture does wrongFinally talking about main objective it got blurred in the crowd of side plots We had Lili at school her friendship with Jade her dad being deported her mom s depression her relationship In a well executed novel all those plotines could have worked well together Here it just felt murky and caused some of the secondary character to fall flat I have ZERO sympathy for the way Jade treated her simply because she has a boyfriend nowI applaud the intention but wished for a polished produc. Ed her to thrive So what if Liliana is now going by Lili So what if she’s acting ike 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.
Summary Don't Ask Me Where I'm FromFYI Despacito is not annoying And yes I am glad how Spanish is taking over TV Variety you know As ong 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 and racism I Regenerating Agriculture: Policies and Practice for Sustainability and Self Reliance love the writing so muchThe characters 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 beabelled 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 They Hear Me Crying Now! (The True Story of Child Abuse Continued) - Child Abuse True Stories love to study Japanese in college actually I must confess I began reading this book and did not stop until I read theast word Looking back on my reading of the book made me aware of the different Mobilizing Islam lenses I used throughout the story 1 First and foremost how did the story compare with my Latinxens 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 ittle details among the Guatemalans Dominicans Puerto Ricans or altogether the children of families who migrated to this country and ive in that dual culture world2 How did the t Rating 4 Stars Don t Ask Me Where I m From is a fantastic debut from De Leon that follows Liliana whose navigating a new school when she s accepted into the METCO program Character driven introspective and discussing various topics from immigration to racism this is a YA Contemporary you need on your TBR Where to start with this bookwell I absolutely oved it Lilana s voice is just so funny personal and filled with so much energy that it keeps you turning the page She s an avid writer and makes miniature sets in her free time her voice just eaps off the page she was a fantastic main character and if this wasn t a standalone I would ve absolutely oved
books with her in the future So Liliana is accepted into a METCO program which meanswith her in the future So Liliana is accepted into a METCO program which means First generation American LatinX Liliana Cruz does what it takes to fit in at her new nearly all white
But when 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 ately It’s fine that her inner city high 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 Tyral (Mated to the Alien, left with her increasingly crazy mom Fine Her heathenittle brothers Fine fine fine But it turns out. Leaving her Boston school and heading to #Westburg a predominately white HS With her father having disappeared since the summer she s navigating the # a predominately white HS With her father having disappeared since the summer she s navigating the environment making friends with the other METCO students trying to connect with her best friend Jade a bit of romance all while dealing with microagressions among witnessing race related issues at Westburg She s struggling to show her true self at school and she s feeling ostAsschool but when
Someone From A Guatemalan Family I Truly Can T Putfrom a Guatemalan family I truly can t put words what it meant to read about a Guatemalan teen from a Guatemalan author I m iterally sobbing at 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 repr For a moment I thought the blurb in the GR giveaway said Don t ask me for an advanced reader copyAnd I was African or American?: Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861 like Wait I found this story to be both compelling and informative as we got toook at The Logic of Self-Destruction living in American through the eyes of a Latinx main character who is trying to navigateiving in two different worlds Liliana Cruz is attending a poor school in Boston when she gets into a ritzy mostly white school through a progra 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 This is honestly one of the prettiest covers I ve EVER seen on a contemporary book and I think I need it in my ife 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 SPECIALopportunity to attend a special white school in an upscale suburb Liliana faces not only being the new girl but the discomfort of being different What she does to cross the racial barrier teaches a positive essonOn the other hand she also earns she is the child of illegal immigrants and it explains why her father has disappeared What it doesn t explain is how this is acceptable or how it was okay to work under the table Although Liliana s story is rich is essons to be Holy Crap The World is Ending The Anunnaki Chronicles learned her family s dark secrets and the way it played outeft me shaking my head How can breaking the Stand and Deliver: Political Activism, Leadership, and Hip Hop Culture law repeatedl. Dad dideave one thing behind besides her crazy family Before he The Wrong Complexion for Protection left he signed Liliana up for a school desegregation program called METCO And she’s been accepted Being accepted into 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 toighten up whiten up And if Dad signed her up for this program he wouldn’t have just wanted Liliana to survive he would have want. ,