The three stories are:
Ramón and the Dudes: a young Mexican immigrant whose new friends lead him into a dangerous situation. He is confronted with the choice of helping them commit a crime, or losing them.
Row My Boat Back to China: Li’s family is having a hard time adjusting to a new country. Li’s mother is depressed, and Li contemplates theft to give her something to cheer her up.
- Call Me Nikki: Nikki’s mother is remarrying and moving the family. While her mother is on a honeymoon, Nikki successfully auditions for a Broadway show, and must decide whether to take the job or stay in school.
A curriculum resources PDF is available with a discussion guide to help readers make the connection between the stories and the choices they have to make in their own lives.
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