Pact says: Very relevant, particularly to Asian adoptees, who often feel caught between worlds.
Pact says: This book acknowledges racism for Asian youth and gives adopted Asians a context for seeing their own struggles toward identity in a larger context —opening the door to commonalities with non-adopted kids.
Pact says: This book reads very true to upper- middle class teens who may be afraid to stir the emotional pot of search but in fact struggle to feel whole without information. A really good read.
Pact says: This is a well written book about the struggle for racial identity that multiracial youth face, particularly highlighting the differences between growing up with a strong African American influence versus living in a predominantly white environment.
Pact says: well-crafted and compelling historical novel for older teens..
Pact says: This book explores adoption and race in a way that will satisfy many teenagers who are thinking about these issues themselves and of course Alvarez is a really good writer.
Pact says: An opportunity for teens to concretely think about what it means to be a parent that includes real honesty about the struggles not just the glamour and appeal.
Pact says: A multi-faceted novel about how we are defined both by our choices and by the way others see us.
Pact says: A wonderful contribution to the field that gives insight to adults and validation to girls as they journey towards womanhood.
Pact says: Alvarez underscores both the value and complexity of the ritual in the Latino community.
Pact says: A valuable resource for young adoptees and those who love them.
Pact says: This book or poems expresses a range of emotions that will be familiar to all teens, and especially to those who have been adopted and are secretly wondering if their questions are "normal."
Pact says: Nice to have a story that has a male adopted teen as the main character.
Pact says: This collection of authentic writing conveys the emotional impact of being of mixed race in a time of identity politics. The more you read, the better you can see both the common issues they share and the unique human qualities of each writer.
Pact says: Very important reading for Asian American girls and everyone who loves them!
Pact says: The poetry is fresh and gives the reader insight into what todayâ019s youths have to say, and itâ019s refreshing that the words came straight from them. Teens will recognize themselves in the words.
History told from the viewpoints of slaves, workers, immigrants, women, and Native Americans with color images, a glossary, and primary sources. Begins with a look at Christopher Columbus' arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians and leads the reader through the strikes and rebellions of the industrial age.
Pact says: While the title is not catchy the information is an important counterpoint to the information too often presented in school textbooks, particularly for people of color.