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Jan 30 2020
"This is not Cummins' story to tell. She has only recently started identifying as Latinx, based on the existence of a Puerto Rican grandmother. There is a huge money machine behind the publication and promotion of this book, and it does a major dis..." Permalink
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Jan 30 2020
"A book about Mexican migrants by someone who has no experience with the people or experiences. This book shouldn't have been greenlit for this writer. The publisher should've let someone with the right background write it instead of making more ro..." Permalink
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Jan 30 2020
"The Latinx community is grossly underrepresented. So when a book comes out that perfectly illustrates the hardships that immigrants face every day, we should embrace it now matter who the author is." Permalink
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#OwnVoices books to read instead of American Dirt

"American Dirt is lauded as The Immigration Story of our times. However, it was written by a woman geographically and culturally far, far away from the characters she writes about. Meanwhile, Mexican voices are silenced, drowned out by the massive ..."
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LPL_KateG created a list Jan 02 2020
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