Don't Ask Me Where I'm From

Book review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Thought-provoking tale of smart Latina breaking down walls.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

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age 13+

Important and nuanced

I thought this book was exceptional. It is nuanced and really captures the experience of race in our culture from the perspective of a Latina student being bussed to a suburban school. It contains truthful storytelling that calls out the issues of race in America. (I am white but was raised abroad as a military brat during my teen years and compared to the community and countries in which I lived, I was APPALLED by the issues surrounding race when I returned to the US for college. Yes, America has issues with race.). But it has a positive bend and incorporates a lot of complexities surrounding the issues presented as well: white allies, white kids who get it wrong but then try to make meaningful change, as well as issues within BIPOC groups. Really fair handed, truthful, and positively focused. Strongly recommend.

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For kids who love Latinx books and coming-of-age stories

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