[EPUB] ✷ Don't Ask Me Where I'm From By Jennifer De Leon – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk 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 b First generation American LatinX Liliana Me Where PDF/EPUB ç 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 Itās fine that her best friend Jade is all caught up in her new boyfriend lately Itās fine that her inner city high Don't Ask PDF or school is disorganized and underfunded Itās fine that her father took off againāokay maybe that isnāt fine but what is Liliana supposed to do Sheās fifteen Being left with her increasingly crazy mom Fine Her heathen little brothers Fine fine fine But it turns out 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 sheās been accepted Being accepted into Ask Me Where PDF/EPUB é METCO however isnāt the same as being accepted at her new school In her old school Lilianaāhalf Guatemalan and half Salvadorianāwas 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 upā whiten up And if Dad signed her up for this program he wouldnāt have just wanted Liliana to survive he would have wanted her to thrive So what if Liliana is now going by Lili So what if sheās acting like she thinks sheās better than her old friends Itās not a big deal Itās fine But then she discovers the gutting truth about her father Heās not on one of his side trips And it isnāt that he doesnāt want to come homehe canāt Heās undocumented and heās been deported back to Guatemala Soon nothing is fine and Lili has to make a choice Sheās 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 sheās from what sheās about Liliana is ready to tell them.
- 336 pages
- Don't Ask Me Where I'm From
- Jennifer De Leon
- 14 April 2016 Jennifer De Leon