Journal d’une ado expatriée

Author: Véronique Martin-Place

Language: French

Summary: Léa, une jeune adolescente de 13 ans vivant à Nantes, adore le théâtre et sa bande de copines qu’elle connait depuis toujours. Seule ombre au tableau, elle vit seule avec son père. Sa maman réside depuis six mois à Chicago pour des raisons professionnelles. Ses parents décident de réunir à nouveau leur petite famille. Pour cela, Léa et son père doivent quitter la France pour les Etats-Unis. L’annonce de cette nouvelle est loin de satisfaire Léa, une adolescente vive et déterminée à prendre sa vie en main.

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Inside out and back again

Author: Thanhha Lai

Language: English

Summary: Inside Out and Back Again is a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award! Inspired by the author’s childhood experience of fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama, this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child’s-eye view of family and immigration.

Hà has only ever known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Hà and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope—toward America.

This moving story of one girl’s year of change, dreams, grief, and healing received four starred reviews, including one from Kirkus which proclaimed it “enlightening, poignant, and unexpectedly funny.”

An author’s note explains how and why Thanhha Lai translated her personal experiences into Hà’s story. This paperback edition also includes an interview with the author, an activity you can do with your family, tips on writing poetry, and discussion questions. Source: amazon.com

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Luminarias light the way!

Author: Melissa Hahn

Language: English

Summary: Henry Huh is a Korean American sixth-grader living in the Phoenix, Arizona suburb of Chandler. He loves his life just the way it is, but is forced to deal with change and cultural difference when a new girl moves to his school from small town Minnesota. With the help of a mysterious journal, Henry cultivates self-awareness, engages his curiosity, begins to develop intercultural competence, and ultimately makes a commitment to building a new friendship. Source: amazon.com

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Expat teens talk

Author: Lisa Pittman

Language: English

Summary: Expat Teens Talk is specifically targeted to Expatriate Teenagers and those who work with this unique population. It addresses the needs and different challenges that Expat Teens face throughout their lives (in particular, their adolescent years), and enables them to learn more about and understand that most of what they are going through and what they feel as a result of constant change in their lives is ‘normal’ and shared by many other Expat Teens worldwide. Expat Teens, worldwide, shared with us their stories, questions, challenges, fears, and experiences. In return for their submissions, we provided them with support, advice, and solutions from the perspective of their fellow Expat Peers, as well as the perspective of other Expat Parents and Expat Professionals, as these are the three groups that Expat Teenagers most want to hear from. It is meant to be a ‘dip in, dip out’ book, as opposed to feeling like it has to be read from cover to cover. We hope to provide the tools and information that Expat Teens can use to empower themselves and their peers, worldwide. Source: amazon.com

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