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  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 but especi

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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

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

  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 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 wr

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    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 mostly white school in an upscale suburb Liliana faces not only being the new girl but the discomfort of being “diff

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    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 is attending a poor school in Boston when she gets into a ritzy mostly white school through a program called Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity METCO a desegregation program meant to give non white students f

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    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 loved it Lilana's voice is just so funny personal and filled with so

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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 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

  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

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Ed 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 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 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 plot lines 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 product Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone 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 Pretend God Is Deaf pleases the teens but it makes it a dozen time difficult for me to enjoy the storyI also have a bone to Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide 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 Las Puertas Del Amor plenty of examples where 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 Discoveries point out what your own culture does wrongFinally talking about main objective it got blurred in the crowd of side Idenics plot lines 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 Night Owl Loonette polished Deadshifted (Edie Spence, product

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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 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 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 fine But it turns out. 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 Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream prettiest covers I ve EVER seen on a contemporary book and I think I need it in my life

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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 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 survive he would have want. 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 mostly 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 lessonOn the other hand she also learns 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 lessons to be learned her family s dark secrets and the way it played out left me shaking my head How can breaking the law repeatedly be okay Not the lesson I would want anyone to take away 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 Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya 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 Twisted part of the majority where almost everyone was a The Exploration of the Male Anatomy 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 All Night Long (Nannies, positive lessonOn the other hand she also learns 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 lessons to be learned her family s dark secrets and the way it The Freeze-Frame Revolution pagesAvailable from Barnes NobleFor Reviews Giveaways Fabulous Book News follow