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Detroit Lakes Public Library Y DEL (Text) 33500013281811 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y DEL (Text) 33500013281829 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781534438248
  • ISBN: 1534438246
  • ISBN: 9781534438255
  • ISBN: 1534438254
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"Liliana Cruz does what it takes to fit in at her new nearly all-white school, but when family secrets come out and racism at school gets worse than ever, she must decide what she believes in and take a stand"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 up. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Grades 10-12. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
    When half-Guatemalan, half-Salvadoran Liliana, writer supreme at her inner-city Boston high school, discovers that she's been accepted into a very "white," very "bougie" academic program she never applied to, she must decide whether or not to let this new school determine who she is and who she wants to be. Adding to her angst is the mystery of her dad's absence, about which no one in her family seems to have answers. De Leon takes readers on an action- and dialogue-packed emotional roller coaster that explores self-identity and pride in one's diverse roots, centering on the perspective of a typical high-schooler worried about not only boys and grades but also the safety of her family. Readers will truly feel for and understand who Lili is, rooting for her as she discovers herself and begins to participate in social justice activism. An energetically paced, boundary-pushing novel that raises important questions of race, identity, belonging, true friendship, and how to stand up for a cause you truly believe in. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jennifer De Leon is an author, editor, speaker, and creative writing professor who lives outside of Boston. She is the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education, the 2015&;2016 Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library, and a 2016&;2017 City of Boston Artist-in-Residence. She is also the second recipient of the We Need Diverse Books grant. Don&;t Ask Me Where I&;m From is her debut novel.

Subject: Racism > Fiction.
Hispanic Americans > Fiction.
High schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Secrets > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.

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