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Indo No Kao oH us about the past and help us better understand the present This stunning middle grade book about family separation wrongful deportation and dehumanizationf people f color is captures a forgotten part f history that is even relevant today Estrella loves to daydream and write poems about nature It is 1931 the 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 utdoor 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 f Sinai and Zion our history in whichver 1 million Mexicans 600000 f whom were American citizens were 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 wn struggle in a companion novel Shame the Stars My nly 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 stunning poetry Parts f the book are in Spanish which lends authenticity and engagement A glossary is provided in the back but many words can be figured ut 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 This review was riginally posted Iniquity on As Told By TinaI received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review This does not affect mypinion f the book r the content f my reviewContentTrigger Warnings for Racism and racial slurs Kidnapping and abduction Abuse Violence I hardly ever read historical fiction There s no real reason why just that it is not a genre that I personally find myself picking up When it came time to pick a book for Multicultural Children s Book Day I wanted to read All The Stars Denied Why Well for starters it is really hard to find books with Mexican Americans main characters in them I also felt like I needed to read this because it felt like I could connect to the story in many ways And third f all I have been dying to read a Garcia McCall book for a long time My Review All The Stars Denied was everything I was expecting and It is a companion novel to Garcia McCall s novel Shame The Stars Personally I didn t read Shame The Stars and I feel like I didn t miss anything by not reading it first This can definitely be read as a standalone All The Stars Denied takes place during the Great Depression It was during a time that Mexican Americans were being
deported to Mexico illegally I personally don t remember learning about this time in any to Mexico illegally personally don t remember learning about this time in any my classes so this truly fascinating Estrella Del Toro
is Annual Report of the Officers of the Town of Holderness, N. H: Year Ending January 31, 1937 (Classic Reprint) our fifteen yearld main character and the story is told through her perspective She is the our fifteen year Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture: A Plant Design Sourcebook old main character and the story is told through her perspective She is the and most importantly to this story she was born in the USA and hadnly lived in Texas She has aspirations f being a writer much like her father and her mother Very strong parents who taught her to fight for what she believed in raised her That is ne thing that is prevalent in the story She goes from a regular fifteen year Livin' de Life old to standing up for her friends and her community What I Liked The story I loved it Goodreads says this book is about 400 pages long and honestly it didn t feel like it was I was sucked in from the beginning and before I knew it the story was ending I was able to connect to Estrella being a Mexican American who also lives by the southern border I also loved that I learned something Mexican American history is not taught in New Mexico and if it is it is very brief I never heardf these deportations My great grandparents didn t migrate and by that I mean literally cross the same river that is mentioned in All The Stars Denied until about 1940 I also loved the brief mention The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter of El Paso Texas and Ciudad Juarez I live in El Paso and have walked to Ciudad Juarez many times Even though this story does take place in during The Great Depression I can assure you that Juarez does have a certain smell to it It feels completely different when you crossver from El Paso I loved the fact that the story had a mix Culture is the Body: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki of English and Spanish It felt authentic to me because that s honestly how I speak and pretty much how my brain works I flow between English and Spanish every single day I also liked that Garcia McCall pointedut the different dialects Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind of Spanish When I have customers from different partsf Mexico speak to me they tell me I speak what they call Border Spanish And honestly I do also there is a glossary at the end so this can help you if you don t speak Spanish What I didn t like Being that this was the very first time hearing The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta of these injustices towards Mexican Americans I wasutrage It also made me sad because this was during the time that at least as far as I know my great grandparents were trying to come to the US from Guadalajara So I tried to picture my great grandma and great grandpa through this story and it was heartbreaking to say the least The story features Estrella s journal entries but because I had the eARC the formatting was weird and it was mostly blank It made me a little sad because I felt like that definitely added a personal touch to the story Overall Al. Tackles the hidden history f the United States and its first mass deportation event th. ,
I finally finished this book after months and months f reading a few pages here and there For me the writing style fell a little flat and clunky AND YET I believe that every ne f my middle school students should read this because it tackles the hidden history f the first mass deportation event in the US sending hundreds f thousands Mexican Americans ut f the country during the Great Depression As I was reading this book I was aware Dicmatized 2: Bitter Sweet Revenge once again about my ignorance around so muchf the true history Martian Science Fiction: Scifi Novellas Set on Mars of this country and am grateful to Guadalupe Garcia McCall forpening 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 today The day I finished the book I read about Francisco Erwin Galicia a Citizen who was detained in Mexico for 23 days after a mistaken immigration arrest McCall s book is a reminder that we must always be willing to see clearly fight for justice and give voice to the voiceless All the Stars Denied by Guadalupe Garcia McCall 322 pages TU Books Lee Low 2018 20 9781620142813Content Language PG 8 swears 0 F Mature Content PG racism racial slurs Violence PG The Witches Ball off page beating forcedillegal deportationsBUYING ADVISORY MS HS ESSENTIALAUDIENCE APPEAL AVERAGETeenage Estrella and her family live in rural Texas at the heightf the Great Depression The white community has begun to turn Saving Charmaine: A Heaton Family Friends Series Book on the Mexican Americans and Mexicanos who live in the area andne night Estrella s family is abruptly dragged from their home and forcefully repatriated deported across the Mexican border despite being American citizens Now Estrella faces a truly daunting challenge f caring for her mother and little brother in a country not her wn reuniting with her missing father and finding a way home to the actual land f her birthThis is a fantastic piece f historical fiction that I hated reading for the horror The Deadline of its true story Estrella and her family are great characters and the story is hard to put downnce you get into it I appreciated the Spanish words that are sprinkled throughout the novel without any translation it made Estrella and her experiences seem even real This would be an especially good pick for communities that have a large Latinx population but is a book that should be read and appreciated by everyone who seeks to better understand the long history f race discrimination in America s historyReviewer TChttpskissthebookblogspotcom2019 Review copy E ARC via EdelweissPublisher with final copy via libraryEstrella is a fifteen year ld with an appreciation Ready to Restore: The Layman's Guide to Christian Counseling of nature and poetry She loves sittingutside Ready to Restore observing and reflectingn 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 changng rapidlyGuadalupe Garcia McCall allows readers to get a glimpse f Texas in the depression era and the picture is not a pretty ne Most history books skip ver the details The depression was a difficult time yes but
was an added challenge if you were r even seemed to be Mexican Families were being separated and repatriated Of course repatriation is just another word for deportation and this was even happening to US citizens who had never lived in MexicoEstrella and her family don t sit by and just watch all Traficada: Diário de uma Escrava Sexual (Portuguese Edition) of these things happening They speakut and work for change This makes them a target Even Estrella s parents don t fully realize how vulnerable they are They still believe that their citizenship means something That papers and lawyers actually carry weightUnfortunately this story has many parallels to what we see happening in Encounter at Buff Ledge: A UFO Case History our country in the present time Somef the policies put into place back then are eerily familiar It was impossible to read this story without thinking Carte touristique : Corse Sud : Ajaccio - Bonifacio of current news storiesReaders will feel the frustrationsf Estrella and her mother as they push up against Regarde, c'est maman ! one roadblock after another The injustices just keep piling upver time There are racist systems in place but Estrella and her mother are also disadvantaged by their gender They keep fighting though When they are frustrated and face setbacks they look for things that are within their control and move forward Estrella is full The Bricklayer of hope and determinationAs in her previous novel Shame the Stars McCall combines narrative text with poems snippets from newspapers telegrams andther bits f realia that add to the feeling f looking back into the pastThe resolution is a bit rushed but Vinny: Victory Over Drugs, Death, and Degradation otherwise the pacing worked well Overall the book is a page turner and will stick with me for a long timeRecommendation Get it now especially if you enjoyed Shame the Stars It s a fantastic workf historical fiction that fills in some f the history that may be missing from textbooks and classroomsOriginal review posted here 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 f US citizens from the US Estrella is a Mexican American teen is living in Texas during the Great Depression n her family farm but during a time when many whites want the Mexican Americans ut despite their citizenship the awfulness Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West of their treatment as they are burnedut Eating Thin for Life: Food Secrets Recipes from People Who Have Lost Weight Kept It Off of their home the reader learnsf how dark this time f history was in its treatment f Mexican Americans how evil was the intent treatment and injustice to citizens and classes We, the People 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 partf ur history 5 for ALL THE STARS DENIED by guadalupemccall Stunning cover alert Captures the book perfectly leeandlow WTG I love how historical fiction can both teac. In a companion novel to her critically acclaimed Shame the Stars Guadalupe Garcia McCall. .
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L The Stars Denied was my first five star read f the year And I highly recommend that you read it For me it gave me a piece f myself because I could very much relate to the characters It also made me want to learn about ur history because I m honestly truly ignorant when it comes to the treat f Mexican Americans throughout history And like I said in the beginning f this review you don t have to read the first book to read this ne this can be a standalone I truly hope you love it as much as I did Plot During the Great Depression 15 year ld 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 f history I have read many books about the unjust incarceration f Japanese American citizens during WW2 I was unaware until I read this book tha a full decade earlier US citizens Showa, 1939-1944: A History of Japan of Hispanic descent were being forceably removed and hauled away to Mexico becausef 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 The Book Of The Superiority Of Dogs Over Many Of Those Who Wear Clothes our ears and we knew the future was burning down collapsing before us devouringur home and livelihood Worst f all there was nothing we could do to stop it 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 journey first toward activism and then back home after deportation Guadalupe Garc a McCall sketches with deft and poignant strokes a model f courage for Rescuing a Werewolf ourwn darkling times This loose seuel to Shame the Stars is arguably the most important YA novel Making Women Pay of 2018 During the Great Depression times were bleak for most people but especially for Mexican Americans living near the border as they wereften used a scapegoat More than 1 million Mexican Americans including 600000 citizens were repatriated to Mexico Author McCall tells the story GloomCookie of fifteen yearld Estrella del Toro and her family who are doing better than many n 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 ut 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 The Jesuit on meager rations hoping for the kindnessf strangers while they search for Estrella s father I would have given 4 stars but was annoyed with the author s freuent unnecessary use f Spanish words I
do not know Not too long ago I wrote about casually scrolling through thirteen r so nline English syllabi the firstnot know Not too long ago I wrote about casually scrolling through thirteen r so You Can Beat the Odds online English syllabi the first google results I wanted to write about and address the point that erasuref culture happens in public and private educations The pronounced absence the purposeful mission f Latinxs from American curriculum is
A Political Choice That Has Devastating Conseuences More On Thosepolitical choice that has devastating conseuences More Stripes of All Types on those later I then expanded my English literature syllabi search by tenaciously scrolling through the firstne hundred syllabi Lamentably I nly found nine syllabi ut f the hundred that had works by r about Latinxs Baltimore Catechism No. 2 on their English literature syllabi Hundredsf works to teach American students and Mic manual de campanie electorală only nine different syllabiffered either token poems seriously The Big Book of Maker Skills: Tools Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects one was a haiku excerptsf novels ne r two short stories from larger anthologies and then the go to staple House One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones on Mango Street as reflectionsf Just Joking our presence within America s literary canon and within America itself So pathetic and disheartening Guadalupe Garcia McCall fills in the yawning cultural gap in American curriculum that political and literary erasure that school curricula perpetuate Her novels Shame the Stars and All the Stars Denied are timely and necessary Readers can t help but have a visceral reaction to allf the trauma done to than half a million American families in the 1930s and to the del Toro family in this novel See GG McCall s Resources for details Americans f Mexican descent were rounded up maliciously separated so as to purposefully stymie a family s reunification and to purposefully stymie the families return to their home states American citizens were deported to a nation they didn t know Beaten mistreated falsely accused f not being US Citizens having their land stolen and then having to further endure the indignity Times of Trouble (A Time Travel Anthology) of injustice by pleadingne s case to the very people who committed the wrongs against them in the first placethe events BENAAMI of this historic period and their fictional presentationn the pages f this book split my heart in two McCall knows how to make her readers suffer Years f malicious prosecution f undocumented immigrants disappear from the pages f America s newspapers So the timing The Real Bluebeard: The Life of Gilles de Rais of GG McCall s work may seem serendipitous but her research reveals that the pastne hundred years
of America s history has been repeating itself time and time againAmerica s history has been repeating itself time and time again a former English Literature teacher I can t help but believe that flooding ur students with a inclusive curriculum produces a student population that is politically efficacious The wealth f knowledge that McCall weaves into this text is a boon for American students And the book is just a pleasure to read Who doesn t want to cheer for Estrella Her growth from privileged brat to tough as nails advocate make readers cheer What GG McCall does here in this book is pretty inspiring I know I will read this book again and agai. At swept up hundreds f thousands f Mexican American citizens during the Great Depressi.