17 2023

Refugee High: Coming of Age in America: Book Talk with author Elly Fishman

10:00AM - 11:00AM  

We are thrilled to have Ms. Fishman join us to discuss her book Refugee High: Coming of Age in America. For a century, Chicago’s Roger C. Sullivan High School has been home to immigrant and refugee students. In 2017 these young students came from thirty-five different countries, speaking among themselves more than thirty-eight different languages. For these refugee teens, life in Chicago is hardly easy. They have experienced the world at its worst and carry the trauma of the horrific violence they fled. In America, they face poverty, racism, and xenophobia, but they are still teenagers—flirting, dreaming, and working as they navigate their new life in America. Equal parts heartbreaking and inspiring.

To register for our book discussion, email  michelle.edgar@raritanval.edu