We are all children of this world, and entitled to respect as human beings. Struggling against the stigma of real and perceived differences, the children of immigrants are the ones who must make the bold step into the often tumultuous waters of a new culture. These three sample poems about newcomers include looks as the experiences of a son of African-American immigrants to Canada, as well as children of Italian heritage. Written from memories of my childhood in Ottawa, Canada, these poems illuminate and entertain, while driving inexorably to more expansive meanings. General reading.