The New Kids by Brooke Hauser audiobook

The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens

By Brooke Hauser
Read by Tavia Gilbert

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11.25 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781611202847

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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.

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Summary

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Winner of the 2012 YALSA Alex Award

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brooke Hauser, who spent a year following members of the senior class, delivers a rich, extraordinarily moving account of the challenges they met—and the many ways in which kids are the same the world over.” Parade
“A refreshing reminder of the hurdles newcomers to this country still face and how many defy the odds to overcome them.” New York Times
“The stories of these kids are simply astonishing.” NPR

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Author

Author Bio: Brooke Hauser

Author Bio: Brooke Hauser

Brooke Hauser has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Allure, among other publications. She lives in western Massachusetts.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 11.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English