New Kids on the Block: Oral Histories of Immigrant Teensby Janet Bode
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.
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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!!!