NEW & DIFFERENT FRIENDS is a delightful book that is written mostly in rhyme. The epic poem is a delightful tale of how teens learn to get along although they come from different cultures. It is a fun and educational MULTI-CULTURAL story about developing better relationships and learning from history. It is a story of teens who confront each other about many social issues.... a poetic tale that also contains a dash of BLACK HISTORY, with a dab of ECO-EDUCATION. It makes a delightful way to spice up classes and Many educators love the rhyming words which help students in a similar way that using 'PHONICS' in language teaching does. This fun story offers A GREAT WAY for youth to gain language skills while examining human relationships. SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT are essential to student achievement, to healthy human relationships, to success on jobs, and other aspects of life. Activities and games are included at the end of the book. This SPECIAL EDITION book is ideal for teens and adults. WARNING: Smiles and laughter may result from reading this book.