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New Kids In Town: Oral Histories Of Immigrant Teens Janet Bode

New Kids In Town: Oral Histories Of Immigrant Teens

Janet Bode

Published
ISBN : 9780590441445
Paperback
126 pages
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 About the Book 

They are teen immigrants. Thousands of them enter America each year, sometimes illegally. They have escaped war, poverty, and repression to carve out new lives in a new world. Here eleven of these young immigrants tell their stories in their ownMoreThey are teen immigrants. Thousands of them enter America each year, sometimes illegally. They have escaped war, poverty, and repression to carve out new lives in a new world. Here eleven of these young immigrants tell their stories in their own words.Youll meet Abdul from Afghanistan, who entered America in the eighth grade not knowing a word of English. Now he wears stone-washed jeans and aviator glasses like other American kids, but keeps his Moslem faith. Xiaojun tells of her village farm in rural China, and her new home in New Yorks Chinatown. Von from Vietnam reveals how he and his father escaped from Saigon and traveled to safety with fifty others on a twelve-foot-long boat.If you, too, have immigrated to this country, youll see something of yourself in these true stories. If you were born in America, youll learn more about your classmates. No matter what your background, youll get to know some courageous young people youll never forget.