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Don't ask me where I'm from / Jennifer De Leon.


"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.
It's fine that Lilliana's 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, and she's left with her increasingly crazy mom, her heathen little brothers. But it turns out before he left, he signed Liliana up for a school desegregation program called METCO. At Westburg, Liliana-- half-Guatemalan and half-Salvadorian-- must struggle with being a minority. The only way to survive is to whiten up. When she discovers the truth about her father-- he's undocumented and he's been deported back to Guatemala-- nothing is fine. And Lili is done changing who she is, denying her culture and where she came from. -- Adapted from jacket and Goodreads.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534438248
  • ISBN: 1534438246
  • ISBN: 9780780499768
  • Physical Description: 323 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book" --Title page.
Publisher,publishing date and paging may vary
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 up. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Grades 10-12. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
HL590L Lexile
Decoding demand: 95 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 89 (very high) Structure demand: 88 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 4.2 11 508744.
Subject: Racism > Fiction.
Hispanic Americans > Fiction.
High schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Boston (Mass.) > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.

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