Come On In: Book summary and reviews of Come On In by Adi Alsaid

Come On In

15 Stories about Immigration and Finding Home

by Adi Alsaid

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This exceptional and powerful anthology explores the joys, heartbreaks and triumphs of immigration, with stories by critically acclaimed and bestselling YA authors who are shaped by the journeys they and their families have taken from home - and to find home.

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From some of the most exciting bestselling and up-and-coming YA authors writing today…journey from Ecuador to New York City and Argentina to Utah…from Australia to Harlem and India to New Jersey…from Fiji, America, Mexico and more… Come On In.

With characters who face random traffic stops, TSA detention, customs anxiety, and the daunting and inspiring journey to new lands…who camp with their extended families, dance at weddings, keep diaries, teach ESL…who give up their rooms for displaced family, decide their own answer to the question "where are you from?" and so much more… Come On In illuminates fifteen of the myriad facets of the immigrant experience, from authors who have been shaped by the journeys they and their families have taken from home—and to find home.

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"[A]n 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...A must-have antidote to xenophobia and a much-needed, compassionate mirror for many." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Though brief, each 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)

"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)

"Written by popular YA authors who are themselves immigrants and/or the children of immigrants, these stories are about differences...and include life lessons about family and friendship...A recommended addition to any high school library and a great book to share with social studies teachers for use in the classroom." - School Library Journal

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Adi Alsaid

Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City. He attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He's now back in Mexico City, where he writes, coaches basketball, and makes every dish he eats as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he's lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas and Monterey, California. His books include Let's Get Lost, Never Always Sometimes, and North of Happy.

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