Scott Jaquith’s New Book to Grace the Prestigious Bologna Book Fair in 2013

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“Accepting the Challenge!” follows three young men from two Burundi families as they take on their lives from a refugee camp in Africa to the challenging America.

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Resettlement and survival could be the hardest challenges people from different places—coming from a different race, with another culture, speaking another language, and other features—have to face. How can they survive in the world where many see them as strangers and different? Author Scott Jaquith’s Accepting the Challenge! tells readers of a powerful tale that proves success and survival in a land so unique from one’s own are possible and could be achieved.

This book narrates a true story about the resettlement of two Burundi families in Nashua, N.H. Readers will follow Ciza, Mathias and Simon as they come to America as high school freshmen after spending their entire lives living in a refugee camp in Africa. With hardly any English language skills or understanding of American culture, they set out to reach their ultimate goal, a college education. This amazing story is not only about survival in a strange and sometimes harsh world, but also how these three young men have continued to thrive in all areas of their lives, connecting with the community and even forming that has become as strong as family itself with one local teacher.

Teaching readers wonderful lessons, especially on faith and self-trust, this book is a must read for those who consider trying a life in a distant and totally different land from their own to realize their dreams and ambitions in life. Readers will find hope and inspiration through these three young daring characters will epitomize a spirit of a dreamer and a fighter.

This book will be featured at the 2013 Bologna Book Fair in Bologna, Italy, on March 25 – 28, 2013.

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About the Author
Scott Jaquith is a native of Nashua, N.H. He has been teaching in the Nashua School District for 11 years and has become very passionate about working with English Language Learners in a variety of roles. In addition, he has also had the opportunity himself to travel and experience other cultures around the world. In 2007, he was introduced to two Burundi families who were resettled in Nashua after spending most of their lives in African refugee camps. Immediately, a bond was formed between him and these families. They continue to remain connected four years later.

Accepting the Challenge! * by Scott Jaquith
Publication Date: May 22, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 145 pages; 978-1-4691-3964-7
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 145 pages; 978-1-4691-3965-4
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4691-3966-1

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