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Children Fleeing Central America find Safe Haven in a Queens High School

The Queens High School for Information, Research and Technology, a small, struggling school in Far Rockaway, took in a large percentage of the more than 700 Central American refugee children who flooded into the U.S. in the last two years.

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Portraits Of Newcomers And Dreamers

“The New Kids” by Brooke Hauser presents intimate portraits of immigrant teens trying to settle into the rhythm of high school life at the International High School at Prospect Heights. Each of them has a unique story and their own struggles, but many share the same dream of succeeding in America.

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Being ‘One of Them,’ Shared Immigrant Experiences

As an immigrant herself, Ivi Hiraldo has a special bond with her students

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The New Kids on the Immigration Block

In The New Kids, New York-based journalist Brooke Hauser weaves a detailed web of International High School stories. Her reporting is impeccable, leading us through the chaotic interplay of home life, classrooms and dreams. The effect is a quick-paced book with the plot of a fiction novel and the unnerving truth about immigration.

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International Teens with American Dreams

‘The New Kids,’ by Brooke Hauser, takes an intimate look at the obstacles faced by new immigrants at a high school in Prospect Heights.

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Q & A with Brooke Hauser, author of New Kids

Reporter Brooke Hauser discusses getting access, picking characters, and staying organized.

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