Don't Ask Me Where I'm From (PDF)

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 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 ad being Major Problems in African-American History: From Freedom to Freedom Now, 1865-1990s (Major Problems in American History Series) 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 Iidnt love it is the writing This kind of teen thought writing has been gaining in popularity recently and I Academia 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 aozen time ifficult for me to "enjoy the storyI also have a bone to pick with the ouble standards here It s great that "the storyI also have a bone to pick with the Love on the Rocks Men Women and Alcohol in Post World War II America double standards here It s great that 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 thatone 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 Beths Stable Stolen by an Alien does wrongFinally talking about main objective it got blurred in the crowd of side plots We had Lili at school her friendship with Jade herad being Aliens Vs Predator deported her mom sepression 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 Rating 4 Stars Don t Ask Me Where I m From is a fantastic ebut from De Leon that follows Liliana whose navigating a new school when she s accepted into the #METCO program Character riven introspective and iscussing various topics from immigration to racism this is a #program Character riven introspective and Repressed Memories A Journey to Recovery from Sexual Abuse FiresideParkside Recovery Book discussing various topics from immigration to racism this is a 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 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 leaps off the page she was a fantastic main character and if this wasn t a standalone I would ve absolutely loved books with her in the future So Liliana is accepted into a METCO program which means she s leaving her Boston school and heading to Westburg a predominately white HS With her father havingisappeared since the summer she s navigating the new environment making friends with the other METCO students trying to connect with her best friend Jade a bit of romance all while Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic dealing with microagressions among witnessing race related issues at Westburg She s struggling to show her true self at school and she s feeling lostAs someone from a Guatemalan family I truly can t pu. First generation American LatinX Liliana Cruzoes 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 African Literature 9 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 isisorganized and underfunded It’s fine that her father took off again okay maybe that isn’t fine but what is Liliana supposed to Alien Conquest do She’s fifteen Being left with her increasingly crazy mom Fine Her heathen little brothers Fine fine fine But it turns out. Review 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 isealing with excelling in her Secrets of the TEAS® Exam Study Guide 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 theiscomfort of being Rising Above The Influence: A True Story about Alcohol, Drugs, and Recovery different What sheoes 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 Conjure In African American Society disappeared What itoesn 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 Womens Political Activism in Palestine 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 I must confess I began reading this book andid not stop until I read the last word Looking back on my reading of the book made me aware of the Alien Commanders Bride (Draconians, different lenses I used throughout the story 1 First and foremost howid 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 etails among the Guatemalans Dominicans Puerto Ricans or altogether the children of families who migrated to this country and live in that ual culture world2 How Word Alchemy did the two high schools compare I have been to both and I have taught briefly in both Physicalescriptions were truly believable3 Why The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures didn t I give the book 5 stars There was one unanswered uestion bugging me throughout the book howid the f 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 This is honestly one of the prettiest covers I ve EVER seen on a contemporary #Book And I Think #and I think need it in my life 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 ate 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 in the tone of immigration and racism I the Writing So MuchThe Characters Are so muchThe characters are real and the plot evelopment amazingThe story gives such a positive vibe and it ROMANCE (BWWM Military Romance Boxset) (African American Urban Series Short Stories Book 1) definitely represent hopeTrigger warningsomestic violence child abuse racist remarks Oh great Now I am going to be labelled the angry Latina who told off yeah this wasn t ithooray for representation black rep colombian rep My Hero Academia memes for kids - Funny New Memes 2019 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 es. 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 bigeal It’s fine But then she After the Tears discovers the gutting truth about her father He’s not on one of his side trips And it isn’t that heoesn’t want to come homehe can’t He’s undocumented and he’s been Daddy Blames Me deported back to Guatemala Soon nothing is fine and Lili has to make a choice She’sone trying to make her white classmates and teachers feel comfortable Done changing who she is enying 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.


Don't Ask Me Where I'm FromT into words what it meant to read about a Guatemalan #teen from a Guatemalan author I m literally sobbing at just how personal this book felt to me reading from Lili #from a Guatemalan author I m literally sobbing at just how personal this book felt to me reading from Lili POV All the little etails like pepian relative visits and just seeing Liliana learn about her Guatemalan roots was just so relatable to me to iscuss visits and just seeing Liliana learn about her Guatemalan roots was just so relatable to me to iscuss review Lil s experience learning about her Guatemalan culture The plot is very slice of life seeing Liliana at school home with her friends it was all great to read She s also rightfully feeling sad because her father has been Best African American Fiction 2010 deported so she s reminiscing on her childhood with him and how he helped shaped her passions and much Themes of family coming of age friendship even tackling many topics from immigration to racism were all such vital parts of the story and De Leon really takes the time to navigate all of them Also as a whole its very muchiscusses and elves into contemporary topics through the lens of a Latina living in Boston through such a vibrant and wonderful character Although this book is ABSOLUTELY one of my new favorites my only issue which has me leaning towards 4 is that the Writing Reads Very Much reads very much stream of consciousness where the story moves incredibly uickly at points and because your really in Lil s head its like your going from one thing to the next But I will say the writing style itself really gives you a sense of who Lil is she s someone who feels the need to hide and not fully be herself she s also witty observant and if your looking for a personalintrospective narrative this is the book for you Don t Ask Me Where I m From is a fantastic ebut you Teacher For An Alien Doctor (Intergalactic Exchange Program, don t want to miss Liliana is adjusting to her new school while confronting microagressions racism and learns to find her voice in order to take a stand Characterriven thought provoking and wonderfully written its perfect for fans of The Poet X and Elizabeth Acevedo Don t Ask Me Where I m From is a must read for 2020Full ARC Reviewadditional notes to come 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 New Trends Generations in African Literature Today, Alt 20 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 aesegregation program meant to give non white students from Boston s under performing school The Battle over Marriage districts educational opportunities Meanwhile she is struggling to emotionally support her mother and younger twin brothers when herad Teaching History for Justice 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 whoon t to offer them up a Laughing to Keep from Dying different perspective and perhaps open up aialog Special thanks JenniferDeLeon AtheneumCaitlynDlouhyBooks SimonandSchusterChildrensPublishing and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest. Dad INTERRACIAL ROMANCE did leave one thing behind besides her crazy family Before he left he signed Liliana up for a schoolesegregation 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. .