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"rich, extraordinarily moving" - Parade, "Parade Picks"
"...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
"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
"The extraordinary personal stories will draw teens into the issues of education, immigration and international relations that the book illuminates." - School Library Journal
"Detailed and poignant...a beautifully written narrative featuring heartwarming, humorous and inspirational glimpses at the unique lives of America's modern immigrant...Hauser effortlessly captures the students' struggles and triumphs...offers a fresh perspective on a place and time in life that most all can relate to." - Differences Magazine
"an inspiring and illuminating read…incredible." - Parenture.com
"This wonderful book connects us to the complexity, intensity and liveliness of refugee and immigrant teenagers. Hauser is masterful at storytelling. New American High is a must read for anyone interested in teaching, teens, or our new America. It does what the best writing does: it increases our moral imaginations." - Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia
Brooke Hauser is a writer living in New York City. For several years, she covered the film industry as Writer-at-Large and editor at Premiere. In 2005, her interest in profiling characters led her to The New York Times. Since then, she has tried to dig deep and tread lightly in many different worlds. She still writes about movies and movie stars for The Los Angeles Times, Allure, and More, among other publications.
Producer Tavia Gilbert is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, an Audie Award nominee, and a Parent’s Choice Award winner. She makes her home in Portland, Maine, where she works as a writer and a stage and voice actor. Tavia produces, directs, and narrates unique audiobooks, full-cast recordings, and documentaries, and she is currently pursuing an MFA in creative nonfiction at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
This is an amazing story about an amazing school that teaches and tries to integrate immigrant high school age students, from far flung countries like Nepal, Uzbekistan, and Sierra... Read morePublished 1 month ago by B. Singer
Very great and useful book especially for the research that I am doing for my dissertation. Love the book! ThanksPublished 18 months ago by Satisfied Customer, Massachusetts
The stories of newcomers to America at a Brooklyn high school for immigrant students. Every tale could be a novel of its own. Journeys from China, Tibet, Sierra Leone, Burma. Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Carol Colitti Levine
Purchased for my 14 year old son. His high school required it as summer. His words not mine: I have no problem with a book intended to make some feel welcome but do they have to... Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by Gern Blanston
This journalistic account of the lives of new immigrant teens is compelling in many ways, not the least of which is that it provides a window into kids from several cultures, not... Read morePublished on June 26, 2013 by Kimberly U. Leimer
Hauser looks at the lives of new immigrants to the U.S. and shows their sometimes painful journeys to acculturating to the U.S. Read morePublished on June 7, 2013 by Deborah D Garza
This book was part of the reading requirement needed for a multicultural class I was taking. A must read for anyone who is teaching a culturally diverse school district.Published on April 7, 2013 by DIANE SALVATORI
I recently retired from a school that is very much like the one in this book. I purchased the book for the school, but read it first. Would purchase it again!Published on February 22, 2013 by Sharon Pratt