Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim

Park, P.
Alejandra, a 2nd-generation Korean Argentine teen, struggles with where she belongs in the world: she lives in an ethnically diverse, low socio-economic neighbourhood but attends an elite private school on scholarship. The death of her dad adds sadness and loneliness to her life, and when a teacher suggests her Asian heritage will assure her a place in college, her best friend starts a petition that results in the teacher losing his job. Suitable for an independent novel study, whole class read-aloud, or a literature circle, it addresses issues of microaggressions, racism, poverty, death, loss, romance, friendship, personal identity, privilege, mental health, and personal growth.
English Language Arts
  • 10-12

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