Kids Like Me: Voices of the Immigrant Experience by Judith M. Blohm

By Judith M. Blohm

As our neighborhoods develop extra varied, numerous cultures, values and traditions develop into an incredible a part of our school rooms and faculties. In young ones Like Me: Voices of the Immigrant event, twenty-six own narratives rejoice the studies of teenagers making new houses in unexpected communities-finding universal floor as they make new associates, study assorted languages, and percentage their targeted cultural identities. children Like Me personalizes the real issues of cultures and customs, immigration and citizenship, and studying to understand differences.While written to assist formative years comprehend their classmates and acquaintances, youngsters Like Me additionally comprises dialogue questions, self-directed actions and examine rules for academics and households that may be utilized in study rooms, golf equipment and neighborhood settings. Richly illustrated with pictures and maps of every domestic nation, the textual content provides numerous possibilities to discover and comprehend new cultures and new friends.Kids Like Me: Voices of the Immigrant adventure presents a important source for educators, volunteers, employees of youngster businesses and oldsters of teens attending faculties with the youngsters whose profiles are so sensitively shared. Globalization's younger faces and voices come alive in teenagers Like Me.-Frances Hesselbein, former nationwide government Director of the woman Scouts of the united states and Chairman of chief to chief Institute young children Like Me: Voices of the Immigrant adventure is right now a pleasant, well timed, and extremely critical contribution to intercultural family through of the field's so much skilled practitioners. Judee Blohm and Terri Lapinsky provide an artistic, compassionate, informative, and eventually very functional remedy of a subject that's already large in its implications and purely keeps to develop in importance. lecturers, scholars, and interculturalists alike will take advantage of this nice book.-David J. Bachner, Ph.D., Scholar-in-Residence and Director, Intercultural administration Institute, college of foreign provider, American college This ebook is ready realizing from the guts, figuring out how being 'the different' feels, and aiding those who have by no means skilled that 'otherness' to believe what being varied sounds like - to suppose the soreness of being ostracized or being made to believe various, in addition to the gratitude and wonderment of coming to a brand new position and being welcomed, accredited, and enjoyed. Your ebook provides academics significant and available how one can aid them discover those advanced issues with their scholars, to aid them realize the ache inflicted via racism in addition to realize possibilities for kindness, and valuing diversity.-Elizabeth Macdonald, Director of the Writing Enhancement application, Thunderbird, the Garvin university of overseas Management.The key to the luck of the ebook is the tips it bargains us approximately encountering genuine humans, and dealing our method throughout the inevitable stereotypes and myths that encompass difference.-Dr George F. Simons, www.diversophy.com teenagers Like Me: Voices of the Immigrant event bargains the reader wealthy and simple entry to immigrant youths' encounters with the U.S.. Educators and most people can achieve huge, immense insights from studying the e-book and from the easy questions on the finish of every essay. lecture room academics can enjoy the huge diversity of actions that stick to the 26 narratives. I strongly suggest this publication for all-especially these operating at once with early life in our faculties and different organizations.-Barbara Kappler, Ph.D, Assistant Director-International pupil & pupil prone, collage of MinnesotaInternational/cross-cultural educators Judith M. Blohm and Terri Lapinsky have written a truly well timed, fascinating and priceless 'two-books-in-one' source for heart and highschool scholars and academics, in addition to mom and dad and mentors, dwelling in any a part of the United States...Kids Like Me is well and inexpensively available.-Angene H. Wilson, worldwide Teachnet e-newsletter, again Peace Corps Volunteers organization childrens Like Me is an NEA prompt source for culturally-responsive educating featured within the November factor of NEA this day online.ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroductionNotes to academics, mom and dad, and different MentorsPart 1: Their Stories1 Annie, 10- Moldova2 Raoul, 18- India3 Eunji, thirteen- South Korea4 Kim, 14- The Netherlands5 Natalia, 14- Brazil6 Manuel, sixteen- Peru7 Hewan, sixteen- Ethiopia8 Jorge, 18- El Salvador9 Na'ama, sixteen- Israel10 Naomi, 18- Jamaica11 Jennie, sixteen- China12 Ramon, 18- Mexico13 Noemy, sixteen- Mexico14 Adib, thirteen- Iraq15 Pushpanjali, 18- Nepal16 Liban, 15- Somalia17 Romina, 18- Uzbekistan18 Inayet, 21- Afghanistan19 Anne Rose, 19- Haiti/French Guyana20 Sanuse, thirteen- Sierra Leone21 Pang Houa, 21- Hmong22 Tim, mid-20s- Kosovo23 Roya, 30s- Iran24 Jina, mid-20s- China25 Jacque, late-20s- Mexico26 Jeff, mid-20s- PhilippinesPart 2: actions and ResourcesCultures and CustomsImmigration and CitizenshipStereotypes, Tolerance, and DiversityLinking the school room to the CommunityResourcesReferences

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What stereotypes does Hewan have about Americans? Where did she get those stereotypes? Write a letter to Hewan to explain how you feel about what she has said. htm • Many students come from other countries to attend American colleges and universities. S. colleges and universities and some reasons why they come. S. medical schools? Activities Some activities related to Hewan’s story: What Are Stereotypes And Why Do We Use Them? S. Now? : Maryland M We lived in close communities where everyone knew each other.

We drank goat’s milk, too, but we didn’t make cheese from it. We had lots of good sweets. They were made from different things like sweet potatoes and coconut, brown sugar, whipped eggs and sugar (sort of like the spun sugar [cotton candy] you have here), and sugar cane. Chewing on sugar cane was great; it was really juicy, sweet, and refreshing! I was first a Catholic, and then Mormons came to El Salvador and my grandmother became a Mormon. I liked to go to the church when I was little because you got to dress up formally.

Then during a science project we had to work in groups of three, so we needed another person in our group. So a girl came up to us and asked us if we needed a third person. She is my other best friend. She was born in Miami, but has lived here for almost her entire life. Both her parents come from South America. Her mom is Cuban and her dad is Venezuelan. So this also meant that she speaks Spanish. She has been at my school for almost 11 years now and still likes it. While working on the science project we all three clicked, and started to get to know each other better.

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