The Million

One Table: 10 Girls, Nine Countries, Countless Stories

All plucked from the familiar and plopped into a strange place — all forced to navigate a new language, new customs and a new city during the turmoil of adolescence.

Marie D. DeJesus/©Houston Chronicle. Used with permission.


It is "B" lunch at Lee High School. The cafeteria, hushed and empty just a minute earlier, now shudders and shakes with the rumble of nearly 700 teenagers.

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