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  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • Don't Ask Me Where I'm From
  • Jennifer De Leon
  • English
  • 19 September 2018
  • 9781534438248

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

  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 especially centam rep so i couldn't wait to read about a half salvadoran half guatemalan girl adding on to that liliana is afro

  2. says:

    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 jus

  3. says:

    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

  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

  5. says:

    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 co

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    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 whit

  8. says:

    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 th

  9. says:

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3 ⭐️Trigg

  10. says:

    Interesting story of young immigrant girl thrust into unfamiliar surroundings and how she adjusts Lol I is a strong female c

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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

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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 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

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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. 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 couldn t wait to read about a half salvadoran half guatemalan girl adding on to that liliana is afro latina which was even cool but the excitement just wore off after page 50 or sothe book touches on many important and common issues but regardless it was really boring the rep was barely there as well mostly because liliana was not connected to her roots like at all which is very common especially for central americans because hi hello central american erasure is a thing but whether lili was a victim of central american erasure or not i couldn t tell it wasn t ever specified she didn t know her parents were undocumented and she barely mentioned how her parents were from central america so i couldn t tell the writing was also justboring easy to read through but boring read like a middle grade novel sometimes liliana was a character i did like admittedly i loved how strong she was and how she stood up for herself as a human and as a student but even with her courage and bravery i was so boredthis book is contemporary realistic fiction but i just didn t feel anything there were some moments where i could wholeheartedly relate but overall i didn t enjoy this one bit i rate books based off enjoyment and even though there were minimal realistic and relatable moments they weren t moments that changed the way i feel about the bookthis could be a fun sad important and beautiful read for others but it clearly was not a book made for me i just didn t feel it didn t connect with any of the characters and didn t feel like it was worth reading which is why i skimmed everything after page 72 april 2 2020i don t think anyone will ever understand how happy i get when central america is being represented in a young adult novel


About the Author: Jennifer De Leon

Jennifer De Leon is the author of Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From AtheneumSimon & Schuster August 2020 and the editor of Wise Latinas University of Nebraska Press An Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Framingham State University and a GrubStreet instructor and board member she has published prose in over a dozen literary journals including Ploughshares Iowa Review and Michigan uar