Everything you need to understand or teach Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet.
Make Your Home Among Strangers details the journey of Lizet Ramirez, a first generation Cuban-American student, as she goes through her first year of tertiary education. Having gained entrance to the prestigious Rawlings College, Lizet struggles to meet the school's academic requirements, as well as the social expectations of her predominantly white classmates. She also faces challenges in maintaining her connection to her family and culture. In navigating these complex social relationships, Lizet's experience explores a number of issues affecting first generation university students, including identity, culture, expectation, and privilege.