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Don't Ask Me Where I'm From

Don't Ask Me Where I'm From


Don't Ask Me Where I'm From

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Lançado em:
Aug 18, 2020
ISBN:
9781797100647
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"A funny, perceptive, and much-needed book telling a much-needed story." -Celeste Ng, author of the New York Times bestseller Little Fires Everywhere
"Written with humor and grace, with intimacy and empathy, Don't Ask Me Where I'm From is the perfect coming of age novel for our time." -Matt Mendez, author of Barely Missing Everything and Twitching Heart


First-generation American LatinX 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 stand.

Liliana Cruz is a hitting a wall-or rather, walls.

There's the wall her mom has put up ever since Liliana's dad left-again.

There's the wall that delineates Liliana's diverse inner-city Boston neighborhood from Westburg, the wealthy-and white-suburban high school she's just been accepted into.

And there's the wall Liliana creates within herself, because to survive at Westburg, she can't just lighten up, she has to whiten up.

So what if she changes her name? So what if she changes the way she talks? So what if she's seeing her neighborhood in a different way? But then light is shed on some hard truths: It isn't that her father doesn't want to come home-he can't…and her whole family is in jeopardy. And when racial tensions at school reach a fever pitch, the walls that divide feel insurmountable.

But a wall isn't always a barrier. It can be a foundation for something better. And Liliana must choose: Use this foundation as a platform to speak her truth, or risk crumbling under its weight.
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Aug 18, 2020
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9781797100647
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Sobre o autor

Jennifer De Leon is an author, editor, speaker, and creative writing professor who lives outside of Boston. She is the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education, the 2015–2016 Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library, and a 2016–2017 City of Boston Artist-in-Residence. She is also the second recipient of the We Need Diverse Books grant. Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From is her debut novel.


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  • (5/5)
    The inner struggles of the teen lady are beautifully described.
  • (5/5)
    Sharing the reality of immigration, classicism, racism and diversity or the lack there of from a teenage perspective is enlightening
  • (5/5)
    Amazing-such an honest depiction of immigrant and METCO experience. Loved this book!
  • (5/5)
    Well written story that touches on important subjects. Great narration.
  • (4/5)
    15-year-old Liliana Cruz, has a lot on her plate. Here’s her laundry list: best friend troubles, keeping her little brothers in line, dealing with her dad who always seems to be traveling, and trying to fit in at Westburg. Westburg is the wealthy, suburban, majority-white high school where Liliana has just been accepted. It is quite different from her inner city Boston neighborhood.Liliana, is half-Guatemalan and half-El Salvadorian. So, she wonders, if maybe it would benefit her to change her name and way she talks? Then some hard truths come to light. Is her father traveling more or does he just not want to come home. This fact has put her whole family in jeopardy. On top of all this the racial tensions at school are reaching what seems to be insurmountable proportions.This is a well written novel for the teen audience as the characters make their way through friendships and romantic relationships.
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    This was such a cute read but y’all most of the things Liliana experiences was so relatable.

    Just a few notes about themes in the book:

    - whew the microagressions in this book. LAWD.
    - The constant having to speak for your whole race and/or ethnicity is so relatable.
    - Loved seeing discussion about how Black and Brown people have to code switch in non-Black and Brown spaces.
    - the separation of Black and Brown folks into alternate activities to pacify white tears is just...ugh.
    - having Black and Brown folks training white folks on ways to be less racist

    Sheesh. I felt every single experience. A MUST READ!

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