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5.0 out of 5 stars Teens in their social context, October 4, 2010
This review is from: Tell Us We're Home (Hardcover)
If good young adult writing is all about voice - Marina Budhos' writerly voice is warm, approachable, humorous, and yet, insightful and critical as well. In "Tell Us We're Home," she tells the tale of three immigrant daughters - one South Asian, one Latina, and one Eastern European - in a wealthy New Jersey town. But while their classmates wear expensive clothing, and dabble in fair trade and social politics in between ultimate frisbee matches, Jaya, Lola and Maria's mothers are their classmates' housekeepers and babysitters. Together, the girls they negotiate the social minefields of immigrant identity, class politics, fashion, dating, and school dances. But when one of their mothers is accused of stealing, everything in their tautly held together worlds begins to unravel - including their precious friendship itself. For more, including an author interview: [...]
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