Resource Publications (CA), 9781556356100, 145pp.
Publication Date: September 19, 2007
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Marina Budhos, whose parents came from two different immigrant streams, always listens for the story within the story. Here, in fourteen intimate conversations and many short interviews, teenagers from all over the world reveal their most personal struggles and triumphs. Remix features Muslim girls from traditional families and Guyanese boys who know every hot new club, Hmong athletes, Russians in Disneyland, Central Americans sustained by community and tempted by gangs, Koreans facing extreme pressures to succeed, and many others. Filled with insights about American teenage culture and moving stories about the special challenges immigrants face, Remix shows all the voices of the new America. Marina Budhos is an author of award-winning fiction and nonfiction. She has published two novels: The Professor of Light (1999) and House of Waiting (1995). Her short stories, articles, essays, and book reviews have appeared in publications such as The Kenyon Review, The Nation, Ms., Travel & Leisure, Time Out, and Los Angeles Times. She has received a Rona Jaffe Award for Women Writers, a New Jersey Council on the Arts Fellowship, and has been a Fulbright Scholar to India. Her first young adult novel, Ask Me No Questions (2006), was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Notable Book and received the first James Cook Teen Book Award. She is currently a professor of English at William Paterson University and lives in New Jersey with her husband and two sons.