CONTENIDO: Twelve stories. -- The new americans: an overview. -- Not everyone is chosen: segmented assimilation and its determinants. -- Making it in America. -- In their own eyes: immigrant outlooks on America. -- Lost in translation: Language and the new second generation. -- Defining the situation: the ethnic identities of children of immigrants. -- The crucible within: Family, schools, and the psychology of the second generation. -- School achievement and failure. -- Conclusion: mainstream ideologies and the long-term prospects of immigrant communities.