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The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens Paperback – May 1, 2012
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"The stories of these kids are simply astonishing." -- Talk of the Nation, NPR
"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
"Brooke Hauser, who spent a year following members of the senior class, delivers a rich, extraordinarily moving account of the challenges they met--and the many ways in which kids are the same the world over." --Parade Magazine
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Die-hard fans of young adult lit will be especially delighted; Hauser's fast-paced, gripping prose makes the New Kids just as much fun to read about as the primped and pimpled denizens of any made-up high school -- with the added bonus that what happens to them is all true. This book could be a gateway drug to the secretly magical world of nonfiction.
Brooke Hauser is a talented writer who guides us through the lives of these kids, weaving their stories together to paint a picture of a remarkable place where teenagers from all over the world pursue their dreams against all odds. As other reviewers have noted, this book is just as engaging as fiction, and the "characters" stay with you long after you finish the book.
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Very great and useful book especially for the research that I am doing for my dissertation. Love the book! ThanksPublished on May 9, 2014 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