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Summary:

"Liliana Cruz is a hitting a wall--or rather, walls. There's the wall her mom has put up ever since Liliana's dad left--again. There's the wall that delineates Liliana's diverse inner-city Boston neighborhood from Westburg, the wealthy--and white--suburban high school she's just been accepted into. And there's the wall Liliana creates within herself, because to survive at Westburg, she can't just lighten up, she has to whiten up. So what if she changes her name? So what if she changes the way she talks? So what if she's seeing her neighborhood in a different way? But then light is shed on some hard truths: It isn't that her father doesn't want to come home--he can't...and her whole family is in jeopardy. And when racial tensions at school reach a fever pitch, the walls that divide feel insurmountable. But a wall isn't always a barrier. It can be a foundation for something better. And Liliana must choose: Use this foundation as a platform to speak her truth, or risk crumbling under its weight." -- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library DE LEON (Jennifer) (Text) 37814003305894 YOUNG ADULT - NEW Book System_Only_3months 09/24/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534438248
  • ISBN: 1534438246
  • ISBN: 9781534438255
  • ISBN: 1534438254
  • Physical Description: 323 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"Liliana Cruz is a hitting a wall--or rather, walls. There's the wall her mom has put up ever since Liliana's dad left--again. There's the wall that delineates Liliana's diverse inner-city Boston neighborhood from Westburg, the wealthy--and white--suburban high school she's just been accepted into. And there's the wall Liliana creates within herself, because to survive at Westburg, she can't just lighten up, she has to whiten up. So what if she changes her name? So what if she changes the way she talks? So what if she's seeing her neighborhood in a different way? But then light is shed on some hard truths: It isn't that her father doesn't want to come home--he can't...and her whole family is in jeopardy. And when racial tensions at school reach a fever pitch, the walls that divide feel insurmountable. But a wall isn't always a barrier. It can be a foundation for something better. And Liliana must choose: Use this foundation as a platform to speak her truth, or risk crumbling under its weight." -- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 up. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Grades 10-12. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Subject: Racism > Fiction.
Children of single parents > Fiction.
Hispanic Americans > Fiction.
High schools > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Bildungsromans.
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