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Barely Missing Everything

By Maria Peña, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Eye-opening tale of Latinx teen boys facing racism, despair.

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This is a compelling and eye-opening story about race, economic and social inequality, and preconceived ideas about a particular group of people. Author Matt Mendez sheds light on the struggles of brown people and what people in Latinx communities constantly endure but rarely talk about. Barely Missing Everything can be hard to read at times because of the strong language, violence, and raw depictions of what the boys go through because of who they are and where they come from.

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