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Inspired by the author's widely acclaimed New York Times article, The New Kids 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.

About the Author

Brooke Hauser is a writer living in New York City. For several years, she covered the film industry as Writer-at-Large and editor at Premiere. In 2005, her interest in profiling characters led her to The New York Times. Since then, she has tried to dig deep and tread lightly in many different worlds. She still writes about movies and movie stars for The Los Angeles Times, Allure, and More, among other publications.READER BIO Producer Tavia Gilbert is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, an Audie Award nominee, and a Parent's Choice Award winner. She makes her home in Portland, Maine, where she works as a writer and a stage and voice actor. Tavia produces, directs, and narrates unique audiobooks, full-cast recordings, and documentaries, and she is currently pursuing an MFA in creative nonfiction at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Praise For…

"rich, extraordinarily moving" - Parade, "Parade Picks"
"...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
"...both fascinating and emotionally touching..." - Publishers Weekly
"Hauser provides a clear view into the mindset of immigrant teenagers...she succeeds in telling a story about people rather than a school. Highly recommended." - Library Journal
"...enlightening, highly readable...A good choice for teens studying the issue of immigration reform." - Booklist
"The extraordinary personal stories will draw teens into the issues of education, immigration and international relations that the book illuminates." - School Library Journal
"Detailed and poignant...a beautifully written narrative featuring heartwarming, humorous and inspirational glimpses at the unique lives of America's modern immigrant...Hauser effortlessly captures the students' struggles and triumphs...offers a fresh perspective on a place and time in life that most all can relate to." - Differences Magazine
"an inspiring and illuminating read…incredible." -
"This wonderful book connects us to the complexity, intensity and liveliness of refugee and immigrant teenagers. Hauser is masterful at storytelling. New American High is a must read for anyone interested in teaching, teens, or our new America. It does what the best writing does: it increases our moral imaginations." - Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia

Product Details
ISBN: 9781611202816
ISBN-10: 1611202817
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication Date: September 20th, 2011
Language: English