Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3

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Don't Ask Me Where I'm From

Jennifer De Leon Ð 3 read Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3 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

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Jennifer De Leon Ð 3 read Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3 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 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 and buy food especially since Dad wasn t around there was no family close and mom couldn t get a job Yes the mom would pick up little jobs here and there but there was no constancy in this to justify covering a family of 4 living in the city4 I liked that there was no dreamy ending with race relations at school but just a seed that was planted the paper markers mural It s up to all of us to make a change5 Would I buy this book for our library and recommend it to teachers and students Yes Thanks to NetGalley for bringing my attention to this book and sharing it with me Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, reading this book and did not stop until I The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) read the last word Looking back on my Homewrecker 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 Make your own model forts & castles rent pay for utilities and buy food especially since Dad wasn t around there was no family close and mom couldn t get a job Yes the mom would pick up little jobs here and there but there was no constancy in this to justify covering a family of 4 living in the city4 I liked that there was no dreamy ending with Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury race How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim relations at school but just a seed that was planted the paper markers mural It s up to all of us to make a change5 Would I buy this book for our library and The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) recommend it to teachers and students Yes Thanks to NetGalley for bringing my attention to this book and sharing it with me

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Jennifer De Leon Ð 3 read Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3 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 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 from Boston s under performing school districts educational opportunities Meanwhile she is struggling to emotionally support her mother and younger twin brothers when her dad disappears again but this time for far longer than he has before The title ends up being her six word autobiography and it really resonated with me as I used to get the uestion Where are you from from all the time when I was growing up I could feel a lot of her anger frustration fear and sadness as she navigated her personalfamiliar struggles and the racism and other challenging situations that occurred in her school I would absolutely recommend this book to my students both to those of color who struggle with similar issues and to those who don t to offer them up a different perspective and perhaps open up a dialog Special thanks JenniferDeLeon AtheneumCaitlynDlouhyBooks SimonandSchusterChildrensPublishing and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review


10 thoughts on “Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3

  1. says: Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3

    summary Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Jennifer De Leon Jennifer De Leon Ð 3 read 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 especially centam rep so i

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    Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3 Jennifer De Leon Ð 3 read summary Don't Ask Me Where I'm From 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 expectations

  3. says: summary Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Jennifer De Leon Jennifer De Leon Ð 3 read

    Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3 This is honestly one of the prettiest covers I've EVER seen on a contemporary book and I think I need it in my lif

  4. says: Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3 Jennifer De Leon Ð 3 read summary Don't Ask Me Where I'm From

    Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3 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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    Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3 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 cultur

  6. says: Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3

    Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3 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

  7. says: Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3

    Jennifer De Leon Ð 3 read review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Jennifer De Leon summary Don't Ask Me Where I'm From I found this story to be both compelling and informative as we got to look at living in American through the eyes of a Lati

  8. says: Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3

    Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3 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 yo

  9. says: Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3 review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Jennifer De Leon Jennifer De Leon Ð 3 read

    Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3 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

  10. says: summary Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Jennifer De Leon Jennifer De Leon Ð 3 read

    summary Don't Ask Me Where I'm From Don't Ask Me Where I'm From review ´ 3 Jennifer De Leon Ð 3 read Interesting story of young immigrant girl thrust into unfamiliar surroundings and how she adjusts Lol I is a strong female character and inspira

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  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • Don't Ask Me Where I'm From
  • Jennifer De Leon
  • English
  • 02 September 2019
  • 9781534438248