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Between Two Cultures
Stories about balancing between two diverse cultures.
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  Cover Art: First Crossing : Stories About Teen Immigrants First Crossing : Stories About Teen Immigrants
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.
224 p. 2004
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Ten Things I Hate About Me Abdel-Fattah, Randa
Ten Things I Hate About Me
Lebanese-Australian Jamilah, known in school as Jamie, hides her heritage from her classmates and tries to pass by dyeing her hair blonde and wearing blue-tinted contact lenses, until her conflicted feelings become too much for her to bear.
297 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Anya's War Alban, Andrea
Anya's War
In 1937, the privileged and relatively carefee life of a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, whose family emigrated from Odessa, Ukraine, to Shanghai, China, comes to an end when she finds an abandoned baby; her hero, Amelia Earhart, goes missing; and war breaks out with Japan.
188 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian Alexie, Sherman
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
229 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Before We Were Free Alvarez, Julia
Before We Were Free
In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo.
183 p. 2002
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Fold An, Na
The Fold
Korean American high school student Joyce Kim feels like a nonentity compared to her beautiful older sister, and when her aunt offers to pay for plastic surgery on her eyes, she jumps at the chance, thinking it will change her life for the better.
280 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: How Does it Feel to be a Problem? : Being Young and Arab in America Bayoumi, Moustafa
How Does it Feel to be a Problem? : Being Young and Arab in America
The story of how young Arab and Muslim Americans are forging lives for themselves in a country that often mistakes them for the enemy.
290 p. 2008
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Bitter Melon Chow, Cara
Bitter Melon
With the encouragement of one of her teachers, a Chinese American high school senior asserts herself against her demanding, old-school mother and carves out an identity for herself in late 1980s San Francisco.
309 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: When You Open Your Eyes Conway, Celeste
When You Open Your Eyes
In Buenos Aires, where her father is the legal attache´ at the U.S. Embassy, sixteen-year-old Tess falls in love and tries to live the fast and free life of her friends until she discovers the devastating consequences of ignoring rules.
308 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Lost Songs Cooney, Caroline B.
The Lost Songs
In small-town Carolina, sixteen-year-old Lutie Painter treasures the "Laundry List" of songs written by her ancestor and does not want to share them, but ultimately they help her learn more about her absent mother and connect with fellow students Kelvin, Doria, and especially Train, a former friend.
251 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Children of the River Crew, Linda
Children of the River
Sundara and her family flee Cambodia and the brutal Khmer Rouge army, and struggles to fit in at her Oregon high school AND be "a good Cambodian girl" at home.
213 p. 1991
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Where I Belong Cross, Gillian
Where I Belong
Thirteen-year-old Khadija, a Somali refugee, becomes a model for a famous fashion designer to help her family back home, while the designer's daughter Freya and fourteen-year-old Abdi, whose family Khadija lives with in London, try to protect her.
245 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: My Name is Not Easy Edwardson, Debby Dahl
My Name is Not Easy
Alaskans Luke, Chickie, Sonny, Donna, and Amiq relate their experiences in the early 1960s when they are forced to attend a Catholic boarding school where, despite different tribal affiliations, they come to find a sort of family and home.
248 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Something Like Hope Goodman, Shawn
Something Like Hope
Shavonne, a fierce, desperate seventeen year-old in juvenile lockup, wants to turn her life around before her eighteenth birthday, but corrupt guards, out-of-control girls, and shadows from her past make her task seem impossible.
193 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The American Muslim Teenager's Handbook Hafiz, Dilara
The American Muslim Teenager's Handbook
Covering everything from basic Islamic history and reading the Quran to drinking and dating, and filled with thoughts and opinions from Muslim teenagers across the country, this is an indispensable primer, for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, to learning about and finding one's place in American Islamic culture.
168 p. 2009
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Chaos Hopkinson, Nalo
The Chaos
Toronto sixteen-year-old Scotch may have to acknowledge her own limitations and come to terms with her mixed Jamaican, white, and black heritage if she is to stop the Chaos that has claimed her brother and made much of the world crazy.
241 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Paper Daughter Ingold, Jeanette
Paper Daughter
When her father, a respected journalist in Seattle, is killed in a hit-and-run accident, Maggie Chen, a high school intern at her father's newspaper, searches for clues to the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, an investigation that forces her to confront her ethnicity and a family she never knew.
215 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Outside Beauty Kadohata, Cynthia
Outside Beauty
Thirteen-year-old Shelby and her three sisters must go to live with their respective fathers while their mother, who has trained them to rely on their looks, recovers from a car accident that scarred her face.
265 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Black, White, Other Lester, Joan Steinau
Black, White, Other
Twenty miles from Oakland, California, where fires have led to racial tension, multi-racial fifteen-year-old Nina faces the bigotry of long-time friends, her parents' divorce, and her brother's misbehavior, while learning of her great-great grandmother Sarah's escape from slavery.
222 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Great Call of China Liu, Cynthea
The Great Call of China
In this novel for teens, 16-year-old Cece goes to China in an attempt to discover her roots and possibly find out about her birth parents. Born in China, but adopted at age 2 and living in Texas, Cece finds culture shock and romance as she pursues the information to satisfy her questions.
246 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
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