Grades 9 – 12
When Liliana Cruz is accepted into METCO, a new school that has a desegregation program, she faces new challenges of going from the majority to the minority, as a Latinx at a predominately white school. She has to lighten up if she wants to fit in at her new school. Not only that, but she has to deal with the reality that her father isn’t just on a work trip, but has been deported back to Guatemala. With things seemingly falling apart in every aspect of her life, is Liliana strong enough to overcome?
Thanks to SLJ for a review copy of this book.