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
"Stories by eleven well-known authors touch on a variety of teen experiences, with enough attitude and angst to speak to young adults anywhere. " -- School Library Journal
Fleeing from political violence in Venezuela, Amina and her family have settled in the United States. Sarah, adopted, is desperate to know her Korean birth parents. Adrian's friends have some spooky -- and hilarious -- misconceptions about his Romanian origins. Whether their transition is from Mexico to the United States or from Palestine to New Mexico, the characters in this anthology have all ventured far and have faced countless challenges. Each of these stories is unique, and each one has something to say to all of us.