Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers

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Marina Budhos, whose parents came from two different immigrant streams, always listens for the story within the story. Here, in fourteen intimate conversations and many short interviews, teenagers from all over the world reveal their most personal struggles and triumphs.Remix features Muslim girls from traditional families and Guyanese boys who know every hot new club, Hmong athletes, Russians in Disneyland, Central Americans sustained by community and tempted by gangs, Koreans facing extreme pressures to ...

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Overview

Marina Budhos, whose parents came from two different immigrant streams, always listens for the story within the story. Here, in fourteen intimate conversations and many short interviews, teenagers from all over the world reveal their most personal struggles and triumphs.Remix features Muslim girls from traditional families and Guyanese boys who know every hot new club, Hmong athletes, Russians in Disneyland, Central Americans sustained by community and tempted by gangs, Koreans facing extreme pressures to succeed, and many others.Filled with insights about American teenage culture and moving stories about the special challenges immigrants face, Remix shows all the voices of the new America.

Presents profiles of fourteen teenagers from countries around the world, revealing their struggles to fit into American society and their personal triumphs.

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Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-For two-and-a-half years, Budhos interviewed immigrant teenagers from around the country: the New York metropolitan area; Los Angeles; Madison, WI; and Cambridge, MA. The resulting book contains 14 in-depth profiles of older teens, most accompanied by a photograph, and 6 shorter pieces, told solely in the immigrants' own words. They are randomly arranged, except for grouping together the stories of three Muslim girls. Six of the interviewees are from Asia; the rest are from Europe, Central America and the Caribbean, South America, and Africa. These moving accounts tell of the young people's changing relationships within their own families and ethnic communities, as well as their struggles and adjustments with peer groups at school and individuals in the neighborhoods. They also provide insight into American teenage culture. The author, herself the daughter of an immigrant father from British Guiana, speaks from personal experience, but her comments in the longer profiles are sometimes intrusive. Nonetheless, as the U.S. copes with its "largest immigrant teenage population ever," this is a valuable book, particularly in communities with large numbers of new arrivals.-Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556356100
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Pages: 158
  • Sales rank: 1,331,625
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Marina Budhos is an author of award-winning fiction and nonfiction. She has published two novels: The Professor of Light (1999) and House of Waiting (1995). Her short stories, articles, essays, and book reviews have appeared in publications such as The Kenyon Review, The Nation, Ms., Travel & Leisure, Time Out, and Los Angeles Times. She has received a Rona Jaffe Award for Women Writers, a New Jersey Council on the Arts Fellowship, and has been a Fulbright Scholar to India.Her first young adult novel, Ask Me No Questions (2006), was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Notable Book and received the first James Cook Teen Book Award. She is currently a professor of English at William Paterson University and lives in New Jersey with her husband and two sons.

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