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Oyed with the author s freuent unnecessary use of Spanish words I do not know All the Stars Denied by Guadalupe Garcia McCall 322 pages TU Books Lee Low 2018 20 9781620142813Content Language PG 8 swears 0 F Garcia McCall 322 pages TU Books Lee Low 2018 20 9781620142813Content Language PG 8 swears 0 F Content PG racism racial slurs Violence PG off page beating forcedillegal deportationsBUYING ADVISORY MS HS ESSENTIALAUDIENCE APPEAL AVERAGETeenage Estrella and her family live in rural Texas at the height of the Great Depression The white community has begun to turn on the Mexican Americans and Mexicanos who live in the area and one night Estrella s family is abruptly dragged from their home and forcefully repatriated deported across the Mexican border despite being American citizens N I could not wait to read this stunner after I finished the tough read Shame the Stars by GG McCall This historical read covers the horrendous repatriation of US citizens from the US Estrella is a Mexican American teen is living in Texas during the Great Depression on her family farm but during a time when many whites want the Mexican Americans out despite their citizenship the awfulness of their treatment as they are burned out of their home the reader learns of how dark this time of history was in its treatment of Mexican Americans how evil was the intent treatment and injustice to citizens and classes of people trying to make a living while living in their home the United States A must read for students to learn about a dark part of our history This review was originally posted A must read for students to learn about a dark part of our history This review was originally posted As Told By TinaI received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of Harrowing and important All the Stars Denied explores a bleak moment when the US turned against Mexican Americans as scapegoats for its social and economic woes Through Estrella s ourney first toward activism and then back home after deportation Guadalupe Garc a McCall sketches with deft and poignant strokes a model of courage for our own darkling times This loose seuel to Shame the Stars is arguably the most important YA novel of 2018 Not too long ago I wrote about casually scrolling through thirteen or so online English syllabi the first thirteen google results I wanted to write about and address the point that erasure of culture happens in public and private educations The pronounced absence the purposeful omission of Latinxs from American curriculum is a political choice that has devastating conseuences More on those conseuences later I then expanded my English literature syllabi search by tenaciously scrolling through the first one At swept up hundreds of thousands of Mexican American citizens during the Great Depressi.

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I finally finished this book after months and months of reading a few pages here and there For me the writing style fell a little flat and clunky AND YET I believe that every one of my middle school students should read this because it tackles the hidden history of the first mass deportation event in the US sending hundreds of thousands Mexican Americans out of the country during the Great Depression As I was US sending hundreds of thousands Mexican Americans out of the country during the Great Depression As I was this book I was aware once again about my ignorance around so much of the true history of this country and am grateful to Guadalupe Garcia McCall for opening my eyes and telling Estrella s story Sadly her story persists today The day I finished the book I read about Francisco Erwin Galicia a us citizen who was detained in mexico US Citizen who was detained in Mexico 23 days after a mistaken immigration arrest McCall s book is a reminder that we must always be willing to see clearly fight for ustice and give voice to the voiceless Review copy E ARC via EdelweissPublisher with final copy via libraryEstrella is a fifteen year old with an appreciation of nature and poetry She loves sitting outside observing and reflecting on the world around her That world is beginning to turn upside down though People are disappearing Restrictive laws and violence targeting Mexicans are both increasing Estrella s family had kept her feeling safe and secure but things were 5 for ALL THE STARS DENIED by guadalupemccall Stunning cover alert Captures the book perfectly leeandlow WTG I love how historical fiction can both teach us about the past and help us better understand the present This stunning middle grade book about family separation wrongful deportation and dehumanization of people of color is captures a forgotten part of history that is even relevant today Estrella loves To Daydream And Write Poems About Nature It Is 1931 daydream and write poems about nature It is 1931 Great Depression is in full swing and Estrella s Mexican American family lives in Texas in a border town Mexican Americans are discriminated against by the local Anglos but when Estrella and her family speak up her home is raided in the night and her family is repatriated to Mexico without their documents She her brother and parents are American citizens and yet they are treated worse than animals In Mexico they are kept in an outdoor pen and given far too little food Even worse her family has been separated Can Estrella and her mother withstand the challenges keep her little brother healthy find her father and get back home This powerful story will illuminate a forgotten chapter of our history in which over 1 million Mexicans 600000 of whom were American citizens we. In a companion novel to her critically acclaimed Shame the Stars Guadalupe Garcia McCall. Re deported to Mexico Although this is historical fiction this story is all too familiar in today s climate The narrative is interspersed with Estrella s poetry as well as lyrical emotional letters to her Abuelita who fought her own struggle in a companion novel Shame the Stars My only gripe is that at time the story felt too plot driven I wouldn t have minded a longer book with space for reflection and Estrella s poetry Parts of the book are in Spanish which lends authenticity and engagement A glossary are in Spanish which lends and engagement A glossary provided in the
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but many can be figured out in context The author s note as well as information for further reading is helpful as well librariansofinstagram librariesofinstagram allthestarsdenied mglit mgbooks ilovemg guadalupegarciamccall bookreview Plot During the Great Depression 15 year old Estrella and her family are repatriated to Mexico despite the fact that they are all American citizensOpening line I ve been thinking a lot about the desparecidos in Montesco My Reflections As an avid reader of history I have read many books about the unjust incarceration of Japanese American citizens during WW2 I was unaware until I read this book tha a full decade earlier US citizens of Hispanic descent were being forceably removed and hauled away to Mexico because of racism and fear This is a little known event in American history and I think this book would be an excellent tool for students and adults to use to learn about itMemorable uotespg101 Fear roared and crackled and burst into flames in our ears and we knew the future was burning down collapsing before us devouring our home and livelihood Worst of all there was nothing we could do to stop it During the Great Depression times were bleak for most people but especially for Mexican Americans living near the border as they were often used a scapegoat More than 1 million Mexican Americans including 600000 citizens were repatriated to Mexico Author McCall tells the story of fifteen year old Estrella del Toro and her family who are doing better than many on their ranch in southern Texas However racism is mounting in the local town and some neighbors have disappeared ie been deported to Mexico At a local town meeting her father and Estrella speak out When their home is burned to the ground her father is taken by the police and Estrella her mother and sickly younger brother are taken first to Ciudad and then to Mexico City They become refugees barely surviving on meager rations hoping for the kindness of strangers while they search for Estrella s father I would have given 4 stars but was ann. Tackles the hidden history of the United States and its first mass deportation event th. .

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