Newly transplanted teens will find the voices represented in this collection far more relevant than those echoing forth from the huddled masses of Ellis Island, and the American-born readers will gain insight from the palpable depictions.
The short-story format and multinational focus make this a boon for second-culture classrooms; the frank and edgy honesty makes for a timely read for others directly familiar with such experiences, and for those welcoming (or not) second-culture peers into their lives.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, The
This book will easily make its way into ESL classes and will provide a bridge for American youth trying to understand students from other countries.
—Voice of Youth Advocates
Covering a wide range of cultural and economical backgrounds, these stories by 11 well-known authors touch on a variety of teen experiences, with enough attitude and heartfelt angst to speak to young adults anywhere.
—School Library Journal