New American High: Big Dreams, Brave Journeys: Immigrant Teens Coming of Age in the U.S.A.

CD - unabridged
Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: DD1150
Released: Sep 20, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611202816
Narrator/s: Tavia Gilbert
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Inspired by the author's widely acclaimed "New York Times" article, "New American High" takes listeners deep inside a unique New York City high school over the course of a year as Hauser follows diverse newcomers whose lives are at once ordinary and extraordinary.

Author(s): Brooke Hauser

Professional reviews

"Hauser provides a ground-level look an international high school in New York that serves an immigrant population of students who work, live, and learn their way through the angst-ridden experience that is high school. As narrator, Tavia Gilbert is a good fit for Hauser's prose. She has a clear and strong voice but one that can soften or execute other nuances as the scene dictates. Her energy and matter-of-fact tone hold listener attention. She amplifies Hauser's declarative but empathetic approach, which seems to humanize a population that U.S. culture largely disowns. Gilbert consistently delivers an array of accents and personalities and makes smooth transitions between dialogue and narrative. L.E. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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