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review 2017-03-19 04:47
Something in Between - Melissa de la Cruz

 

Danny and Isko are pretty much 100 percent American. It’s as if my parents are first-generation immigrants and they’re second generation. But I’m stuck somewhere between both of them, trying to figure out how to help them understand each other.

 

I’m breaking apart, shattering. Who am I? Where do I belong? I’m not American. I’m not a legal resident. I don’t even have a green card.

I’m nothing. Nobody.

Illegal.

 

Jasmine is a senior in high school. She is cheer captain, honor roll, volunteer and now a National Scholarship Award winner. The award includes four years of college tuition. Jasmine is so excited to tell her parents, but they don’t react as she expects. Turns out her parents’ work visas expired and they weren’t unable to get new ones. Instead of going back to the Philippines, her parents kept the family in the United States. They are all undocumented and Jasmine can’t accept the scholarship.

 

This was a touching story about how a young girl deals with finding out she is undocumented. Who can she tell? She is ashamed of her status, and now she can’t even go to college.

 

This was the third book I read for my multicultural issue paper. I enjoyed the story. Jasmine is a strong female character and she doesn’t give up.

 

Another good book for teens (and anyone) to read to help understand what undocumented children experience.

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photo 2017-03-12 16:07
SUPPER CHEAP
Something in Between - Melissa de la Cruz

I try not to buy ebooks to much anymore because it doesn't provide as many jobs as actual books but this sale was to good to pass up. I got Sometime in Between for only 99 cent.

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quote 2017-03-09 05:22
The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources -- because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples.
Something in Between - Melissa de la Cruz

 

 

-- Lyndon B. Johnson

 

(Chapter 3 quote)

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quote 2017-03-09 05:20
It was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.
Something in Between - Melissa de la Cruz

 

 

--Zinedine Zidane

 

(Chapter 2 Quote)

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quote 2017-03-08 04:29
The truth is, immigrants tend to be more American than people born here.
Something in Between - Melissa de la Cruz

 

 

- Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

 

Found in Something in Between, along with many other immigrant-related quotes

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