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Teenage immigrants from various countries recount the emotional experience of fleeing their ...

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A 1989 ALA-YASD Best Book for Young Adults. An NCSS Outstanding Merit Book for 1990. In these eleven frank, revealing, and often poignant interviews, immigrant students from Afghanistan, El Salvador, India, Cuba, the Philippines, China, Mexico, South Korea, Greece, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam tell what it was like to leave their countries and adapt to life in America.

Teenage immigrants from various countries recount the emotional experience of fleeing their homelands and adjusting to a new life in the United States.

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Gr 7 Up-- In this fascinating volume, 11 teenagers from all over the world talk about their experiences as immigrants to the United States. Each narrative is introduced by a paragraph giving a brief background of the immigrant's country of origin, but other than that, the stories are told by the kids themselves. The diverse personalities and attitudes of the narrators are obvious, and range from intense sincerity to arrogance and insensitivity. The subjects' experiences are as diverse as their origins and personalities; the common denominators among them are their families' desire to have a better life in a new country and the ridicule and hostility they have encountered as they tried to become part of a new culture. The information presented will be difficult for most students to incorporate into reports, and the subject does not lend itself to impulse selection. However this will booktalk well, and should be part of most school and public library collections. --Trish Ebbatson, Delaware County District Library, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531107942
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/1989
  • Series: America Past and Present Ser.
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: 37100 Scholastic Library
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.41 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2011

    Good book... Go and find the reason!!

    Why does this book feel so interesting? Well,let me tell you why. I have read this book twice. This book can reflect a story of someone you know or your own story. Many people come to the United States from all around the world but guess what? All these people have their own story to tell differently. This book is about immigrants kids that came to live a different way and learn a new language. Some of them came as refugees and other where brought for their own parents. For example, the Salvadorian girl and her brother were brought here for their parents against their will something that they don't becsuse of their age, what they knew that they will going to be with their parents. That is what happen with most the kids that come to the U.S.A. I learn that no matter what you can achieve what you want. I came to the United States legal but i didn't speak English. Now, I continue practicing and increasing my vocabulary to be a better Eglish and Spanish speaker. Thanks for your time. BUT guys you must read this book is a good book to know other people's life and culture!! TRY IT!!!

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