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Firstgeneration American LatinX Liliana Cruz does what it takes to fit in at her new nearly allwhite school But when family secrets spill out and racism at school ramps up, she must decide what she believes in and take a standFifteenyearold 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 innercity 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 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—halfGuatemalan and halfSalvadorian—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 wanted 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 home…he 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 them 12.2.19Why have I not seen this book being hyped up?!!! It looks amazing and highly relatable.7.20.2020Wow That excerpt on Riveted by Simon Teen was AMAZING I cannot wait to read the entire book. 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 as a firstgeneration salvadoranamerican, part of my culture will be written. 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 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 just multicultural amazing! One of the best YA contemporaries I have read till date I am so glad one of my most anticipated releases of the year went beyond my expectations!It gave me the The Hate U Give vibes but in the tone of immigration and racism I love the writing so much!The characters are so real and the plot development amazing!The story gives such a positive vibe and it definitely represent hope.Trigger warnings: domestic violence, child abuse, racist remarks Oh great Now I am going to be labelled the angry Latina who told off the blond white girl See, this is why I never say anything in class.***More words will be up in 10 tea cups time.🤫 You know, I am that random character who said this in the book:I don't speak Spanish I would love to study Japanese in college, actually.(🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐😳🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐)