Written by Alyssa Raymond
and Patrice Vecchione
Published by Triangle Square
This collection of sixty-four poems by poets who come from all over the world shares the experience of first- and second-generation young adult immigrants and refugees. Whether it’s cultural and language differences, homesickness, social exclusion, racism, stereotyping, or questions of identity, the Dreamers, immigrants, and refugee poets included here encourage readers to honor their roots as well as explore new paths, offering empathy and hope. Many of the struggles described are faced by young people everywhere: isolation, self-doubt, confusion, and emotional dislocation. But also joy, discovery, safety, and family. This is a hopeful, beautiful, and meaningful book for any reader.
Available As: Paperback
Young Adult, Age 12 or older
Community Represented: Various
Themes: Anthology, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Language Ability, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generation: 2nd, Generational Differences: Language, Immigrant: Economic, Immigrant: Education, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee, Immigrant, 1st Generation, 2nd Generation
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