Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers
For two and a half years, Marina Budhos talked to immigrant teenagers all over the country … Out of these conversations came a swirl of voices — voices that have so much to tell us.
Here, in fourteen intimate conversations, and many short interviews, teenagers from all over the world reveal their most personal struggles and triumphs.
REMIX features Muslim girls from traditional families and Guyanese boys who know every hot new club, Hmong athletes, Russians in Disneyland, Central Americans sustained by community and tempted by gangs, Koreans facing extreme pressures to succeed, and many others.
Filled with insights about American teenage culture and moving stories about the special challenges immigrants face, REMIX shows all the voices of the new America.
—The Horn Book
“A worthwhile book on a rare topic, it is both easy to read and thought-provoking.”
“A thoughtful collection of profiles of teenagers from around the world …”
–Cooperative Children’s Book Center
“Budhos flaunts traditional YA literary wisdom with this captivating collection of interviews. Rather than disappearing behind her subjects’ first-person narratives, she becomes part of the story … Thanks to the author’s warm tone, reading about these teens is like overhearing a conversation between friends; the voices are authentic, and Budhos’ observations of everything from bedroom decor to body language are insightful and honest. An affecting, thought-provoking book for young adults, librarians, and teachers alike, and a dynamic starting point for exploring the rich landscape of the immigrant experience.”
–Boxed Review, Booklist