Don't Ask Me Where I'm From
Fifteen-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 ...more
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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 ...more
Lilliana’s story covers so many current events from immigration to the US from Central America to the fact that most schools are still segregated nearly 70 years after Brown V. Board of Education. The discussions started by Lilliana in class and by the group of students bussed into this ...more
The empathy you feel for this family and the realization hits that these are struggles people face everyday. We all have a choice in how we deal with people who maybe in a similar situation. Highlights the importance of learning about people and not judging. The importance of family and coming together in difficult times. So much ...more
I received an ARC of this from my local bookstore in exchange for an honest review
I have never read a book by Jennifer De Leon but I must say I am impressed.
I haven't read anything like this before. I think it is very relatable to what is happening in society today.
You really see how discrimination can impact someone, as well as their family. And how people struggle to fit in because of it.
I think this novel has a great lesson and it was very eye opening. I wished the ending was ...more
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