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The New Kids

The New Kids

Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for

Audio Library Digital

09/20/2011

677 minutes

9781611202830

Audio Retail Digital

09/20/2011

677 minutes

9781611202847

Audio CD

09/20/2011

9 Audio CD

677 minutes

9781611202816

Audio MP3 CD

09/20/2011

1 Audio MP3 CD

677 minutes

9781611203721

Playaway

09/20/2011

677 minutes

9781611202854

Description:

Inspired by the author's widely acclaimed New York Times article, The New Kids is immersion reporting at its most compelling. Brooke Hauser takes us deep inside a unique New York City high school over the course of a year as she follows diverse newcomers whose lives are at once ordinary and extraordinary, international headlines brought to life. No native English-speaking students attend the International High School, and more than twenty-eight languages fill the halls. The students in this modern-day Babel apply to college, fall in love, and rebel against their families like normal teenagers, but many deal with enormous obstacles - traumas and wars in their countries of origin that haunt them and pressures from their cultures to marry or drop out and go to work.

Quotes:

...a refreshing reminder of the hurdles newcomers to this country still face and how many defy the odds to overcome them., The New York Times

...both fascinating and emotionally touching..., Publishers Weekly

rich, extraordinarily moving, Parade Magazine

Hauser provides a clear view into the mindset of immigrant teenagers...she succeeds in telling a story about people rather than a school. Highly recommended., Library Journal

...enlightening, highly readable...A good choice for teens studying the issue of immigration reform., Booklist

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