First crossing : stories about teen immigrants (#15473T2)

12 reviews & awards | 5 full-text reviews

Paperback Candlewick Press, c2004, p2007
Price: USD 8.73
Description: xi, 224 pages ; 21 cm
Dewey: -Fic-; Audience: Young Adult
AR 5.1 MG 8 81837EN; RC 4.8 13; LEX 820L
From the publisher: Grades 7-12; Ages 12-17
From Booklist: Grades 7-10; Kirkus: Young Adult; SLJ: Gr 7-Up; read the full-text reviews


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FollettBound Glued Candlewick Press, c2004, p2007

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First crossing / Pam Munoz Ryan -- Second culture kids / Dian Curtis Regan -- My favorite chaperone / Jean Davies Okimoto -- They don't mean it! / Lensey Namioka -- Pulling up stakes / David Lubar -- Lines of scrimmage / Elsa Marston -- The Swede / Alden R. Carter -- The Rose of Sharon / Marie G. Lee -- Make Maddie mad / Rita Williams-Garcia -- The green armchair / Minfong Ho. Stories of recent Mexican, Venezuelan, Kazakh, Chinese, Romanian, Palestinian, Swedish, Korean, Haitian, and Cambodian immigrants reveal what it is like to face prejudice, language barriers, and homesickness along with common teenage feelings and needs.

From the Publisher
Ten unforgettable short stories reflect the stunning diversity of experience among teenagers from many countries who make the United States their new home. Includes tales by Pam Munoz Ryan, Minfong Ho, and Marie G. Lee.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: March 13, 2007
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Story Collection
  • Description: xi, 224 pages ; 21 cm
  • Tracings: Gallo, Donald R.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-3291-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-3291-5
  • Follett Number: 15473T2
  • Catalog Number: 0763632910
  • Audience: Young Adult
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Ages: 12-17
  • Booklist: Grades 7-10
  • Kirkus: Young Adult
  • School Library Journal: Gr 7-Up
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.1
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 8
  • AR Quiz: 81837EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.8
  • Reading Counts Points: 13
  • Lexile: 820L

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 11/15/04
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 03/01/05
  • Horn Book Magazine, 04/01/05
  • Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 10/01/04
  • Kirkus Reviews, 10/01/04
  • Kliatt, 07/01/07
  • Multicultural Review, 12/01/04
  • School Library Journal, 10/01/04
  • Teacher Librarian, 04/01/05
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 10/01/04
  • Wilson's Senior High School, 10/01/07
  • Wilson's Senior High School, 10/01/11

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (November 15, 2004 (Vol. 101, No. 6))
Gr. 7-10. The contemporary teen immigrants in Gallo's newest story collection hail from a mix of countries--Cambodia, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Mexico, South Korea--reflective of current immigration trends. Among the 10 stories, readers will encounter teens who have left homelands behind for reasons not so different from those of earlier generations; others'circumstances are more distinctly modern, such as the Korean-born girl adopted by white parents and the Swedish teen uprooted from his home by his father's globetrotting career. Overtly tolerance-promoting tales are well balanced with irreverent ones: Lensey Namioka reflects on Chinese etiquette and David Lubar takes a comic look at a Transylvanian immigrant who finds unexpected friends among his school's vampire-obsessed Goths. 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 American-born readers will gain insight from the palpable depictions of what it's like to be thrust into "the middle of a game where [you] don't know the players, the rules, or even the object."

Taken from the Hardcover.

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