Come on in: 15 Stories about Immigration and Finding Home

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Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Inkyard Press
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781335146496

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About the Author

Misa Sugiura's ancestors include a poet, a priestess, a samurai, and a stowaway. Her first novel, It's Not Like It's a Secret, was the winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for YA Literature. Her second novel, This Time Will Be Different, was the HarperCollins Children's Books Lead Read. Misa lives under a giant oak tree in Silicon Valley with her husband, two sons, and three cats. Visit her online at www.misasugiura.com.

Alaya Dawn Johnson's short story Love Will Tear Us Apart was included in the Zombies vs. Unicorns anthology edited by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black. The Summer Prince is her first young adult novel. She lives in New York City.

Isabel Quintero es hija de inmigrantes mexicanos. Vive y escribe en el imperio del sur de California. Isabel es autora de Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, la serie de libros de Ugly Cat and Pablo, y fue contratada para escribir Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide, que ganó el Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Uno de sus recuerdos preferidos de cuando era niña es de cuando montaba en moto con su padre.
Maurene Goo is the author of several books for young adults, including I Believe in a Thing Called Love and The Way You Make Me Feel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and cat, Maeby.
Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of numerous young adult novels, including The Education of Margot Sanchez, We Light Up the Sky, Never Look Back, and Dealing In Dreams. She is also author of the middle grade Goldie Vance books. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Elle, to name a few. Lilliam lives in Los Angeles. Visit her at LilliamRivera.com.
Varsha Bajaj is the author of several books for children including How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? and T is for Taj Mahal. She lives in Texas with her husband and two kids. This is her first middle grade novel.

Maria E. Andreu is an Argentinian American author whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and the Newark Star Ledger. Her debut young adult novel, The Secret Side of Empty, inspired by her experiences as an undocumented immigrant and a speaker of English as a second language, is a Junior Library Guild Selection, a National Indie Excellence Book Award winner, and an International Latino Book Awards finalist. Find her online at www.mariaeandreu.com.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Adi Alsaid is the author of several young adult novels including Let's Get Lost, We Didn't Ask For This, and North of Happy, a Kirkus Best Book nominee. He's also the editor of Come On In: 15 stories of immigration and finding home . He currently lives in Chicago with his wife and two cats, where he occasionally spills hot sauce on things (and cats).

Reviews

"There is humor, tenderness, despair, outrage, and tenacity... This is a poignant and powerful collection of universal themes embedded with cultural specificity."--Booklist *starred review*

"Alsaid edits an extraordinary anthology featuring exquisite writing and offering a genuinely diverse collection on the richly layered topic of immigration. International in scope, the cross-section of voices is refreshingly diverse while also unified by emotional vulnerability.... [D]eeply relevant to our contemporary world. A must-have antidote to xenophobia and a much-needed, compassionate mirror for many."--Kirkus Reviews *starred review*

"[E]ach contribution provides a snapshot of the many meanings the word "home" can evoke, making for a thought-provoking read. Authors' notes interspersed throughout lend autobiographical richness to the memorable anthology." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"These stories highlight the literal and emotional journeys of immigration, while also offering cultural views of travel, government, and geography. Readers will experience the joys, heartbreaks, struggles, and triumphs of the families depicted."--School Library Journal