First Crossing

First Crossing

Stories About Teen Immigrants

Book - 2004 | 1st ed.
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Stories of recent Mexican, Venezuelan, Kazakh, Chinese, Romanian, Palestinian, Swedish, Korean, Haitian, and Cambodian immigrants reveal what it is like to face prejudice, language barriers, and homesickness along with common teenage feelings and needs.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780763622497
0763622494
Characteristics: xi, 224 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: First crossing / Pam Mu~noz Ryan
Second culture kids / Dian Curtis Regan
My favorite chaperone / Jean Davies Okimoto
They don't mean it! / Lensey Namioka
Pulling up stakes / David Lubar
Lines of scrimmage / Elsa Marston
The Swede / Alden R. Carter
The rose of sharon / Marie G. Lee
Make Maddie mad / Rita Williams-Garcia
The green armchair / Minfong Ho.
Summary: Stories of recent Mexican, Venezuelan, Kazakh, Chinese, Romanian, Palestinian, Swedish, Korean, Haitian, and Cambodian immigrants reveal what it is like to face prejudice, language barriers, and homesickness along with common teenage feelings and needs.

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EPLPicks_Teen Mar 25, 2010

Whether they've transitioned from Mexico to the United States or from Ramallah to New Mexico, the characters in this anthology have all ventured far and have faced innumerable challenges. Hundreds of teen immigrants arrive on U.S. soil every year, every one of them unique.

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