The New Kids

The New Kids

Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at A High School for Immigrant Teens

Book - 2011
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This important, singular work of entertaining, heartbreaking, and illuminating narrative journalism chronicles a year in the life of a remarkable group of immigrant students at the vibrant International High School at Prospect Heights in Brooklyn. No native English-speaking students attend the high school, and more than twenty-eight languages fill the halls. The students apply to college, fall in love, and rebel against their families like normal teenagers, but many deal with enormous obstacles - traumas and wars in their countries of origin that haunt them, and pressures from their cultures to marry or drop out and go to work.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2011.
Edition: First Free Press hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781439163283
Characteristics: 308 pages ;,24 cm.


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Dec 17, 2011

I really enjoyed this book., full of pathos and bravery. The immigrant teens in this International High School try so hard to learn English.
It makes me love my country even more.

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