To escape his troubled life in 1717 Dublin, Richard Ellis is sent to live with relatives in the American colonies, but once the ship makes landfall in Massachusetts, he is sold as an indentured servant to pay his passage.
Twelve-year-old Jacob and his family face many hardships when they leave their home in Germany to start a new life in Texas.
A young Cuban boy and his family leave Cuba secretly after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, and use the family fishing boat to make their way to a new life in Florida.
Ten-year-old Pepa and her family face many challenges when they leave their home in Mexico to find work in the United States.
Kofi's mother sends him to America to live with his father's family, but Kofi feels betrayed and wonders if he will ever be happy again.
Li Ming and his father are lured to America after hearing about the wealth to be found in California.
This book is about an Indian girl who comes to America and how she deals with being different.