The new kids: big dreams and brave journeys at a high school for immigrant teens

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Inspired by the author's widely acclaimed New York Times article, New American High is immersion reporting at its most compelling. Brooke Hauser takes us deep inside a unique New York City high school over the course of a year as she follows diverse newcomers whose lives are at once ordinary and extraordinary, international headlines brought to life. No native English-speaking students attend the International High School, and more than twenty-eight languages fill the halls. The students in this modern-day Babel 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.

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subject_facet Children of immigrants -- Education (Secondary) -- New York (State) -- New York, Children of immigrants -- Education (Secondary) -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies, High school seniors -- New York (State) -- New York, High school seniors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies, International High School (New York, N.Y.) -- Students, International High School (New York, N.Y.) -- Students -- Case studies
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title The new kids : big dreams and brave journeys at a high school for immigrant teens
title_display The new kids : big dreams and brave journeys at a high school for immigrant teens
title_full The New Kids Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens, The new kids : big dreams and brave journeys at a high school for immigrant teens / Brooke Hauser, The new kids [electronic resource] : big dreams and brave journeys at a high school for immigrant teens / Brooke Hauser, The new kids [sound recording] : big dreams and brave journeys at a high school for immigrant teens / Brooke Hauser
title_short The new kids :
title_sort new kids big dreams and brave journeys at a high school for immigrant teens
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topic Biography & Autobiography, Multi-Cultural, Nonfiction, Sociology
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