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by Ellen Frankenstein
Living in a place with high teen pregnancy, high school drop-out, substance abuse, and domestic violence rates, Sitka, Alaska teenagers reflect on the possibility of finding a place in society.
by Ari Luis Palos and Eren Isabel McGinnis
When a highly successful Mexican American Studies program at a high school in Tucson comes under fire for teaching ethnic chauvinism, teachers and students fight back in a modern civil rights struggle.
by Shaleece Haas
Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Gwizdalski, a transgender teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his transition from female to male, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, the well-known transgender folk singer Joe Stevens.
by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes and Carmen Vidal
In the midst of one of America’s most failed school districts, Youth Build Boyle Heights (YBBH) is a beacon of hope. Sonic Trace follows a year in the life of a small high school in the heart of a troubled neighborhood in East LA.
by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider
Four children — learning to be bilingual and bicultural — raise questions about what it means to be American in the 21st century.
by Avon Kirkland
San Francisco's Omega Boys Club reaches out to America's most endangered: young African American men.
by Lydia Nibley
Fred Martinez was a Navajo boy who was also a girl. In an earlier era, he would have been revered. Instead, he was murdered.
by Erica Scharf
Three Navajo high school seniors must decide whether to stay in their community — a place inextricably woven into the fiber of their being — or leave in pursuit of educational and economic opportunities.