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Fourteen memorable portraits of the newest Americans reveal both the special challenges they face and how America itself is changing. The author's own immigrant family background gives her book the warm, intimate tone of a memoir.
Hardcover, 145 pages
Published October 15th 1999 by Henry Holt & Company (first published October 5th 1999)
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Do you enjoy reading books about immigrants and their struggles in America? This is a great book about teens dealing with hardships while trying to assimilate to America. I really enjoyed reading this book because the stories were told by teenagers. Hearing stories by others teens can really help others to connect. I also enjoyed reading the outcomes of the choices the teens made. Most of the teens made big mistakes and tried to fix them. A story that stuck out to me the most was Hector's he wa ...more
I got teary-eyed as I read some of the stories that are in this book. Deeply personal and touching, they certainly show how difficult immigration can be and how different is it for different people from various cultures. I highly recommend this to educators as well as anyone interested in learning more about immigration to the U.S.
Maren Hunt
Moving stories of immigrant teens finding their place in America.
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Marina Budhos is an author of award-winning fiction and nonfiction.

She has published the novels, Ask Me No Questions (Simon & Schuster, 2006), an ALA Notable and winner of the first James Cook Teen Book Award, The Professor of Light (Putnam, 1999), House of Waiting (Global City Press, 1995) and a nonfiction book, Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers (Henry Holt, 1999).

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