In letters to her cousin, a young Jewish girl chronicles her family's flight from Russia in 1919 and her own experiences when she must be left in Belgium for a while when the others emigrate to America.
In 1917 twelve-year-old Birdie and her siblings, the children of Jewish immigrants from Russia, help their recently widowed mother run the family store, picking up where their father left off in his struggle to succeed in America.
While traveling in 1883 with her Italian American family (including a meddlesome little sister) and other immigrant pioneers to a utopian community in Idaho, fourteen-year-old Teresa keeps a diary of her experiences along the way.
Recently arrived in Seattle from China, musically untalented Yingtao is faced with giving a violin performance to attract new students for his father when he would rather be working on friendships and playing baseball.
In 1902 sixteen-year-old Kristin travels with her family from Sweden to a new life in Minnesota, where she finds herself frustrated by the restrictions placed on what girls of her age are expected or allowed to do.
They came from different places and different times. But they shared onedestination-and one dream. Berkley Jam Books presents a new, beautifully packaged middle grade series celebrating the diversity of the American immigrant experience. Set in distinct time periods, each book follows a new teen girl as she leaves her native country, and chronicles her arrival and adjustment to America. In the first three books of the series, Fiona McGilray's family flees the Irish Potato Famine in the mid-1800s for the promise of Boston; Aniela Kaminski escapes Poland during World War II, and Chantrea Conway arrives from Cambodia in 1975. And for each of these girls, the world is waiting...
When fourteen-year-old Liyanne Abboud, her younger brother, and her parents move from St. Louis to a new home between Jerusalem and the Palestinian village where her father was born, they face many changes and must deal with the tensions between Jews and Palestinians.