Janet Bode

Books by This Author

New Kids In Town: Oral Histories of Immigrant Teens

Age Level: 12-14

This collection of oral histories from immigrant teens provides an important glimpse of the experiences of newcomers to the U.S. in their own words. While the collection was compiled in 1991, young immigrants today will recognize the themes of discrimination, learning English, and balancing the different expectations of two cultures. Resilient, optimistic, and unforgettable, these students give voice to the feelings that many young immigrants don't yet have the words to share.