Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in An American ClassroomBook - 2017
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Review of The Newcomers in Cascadia Weekly (Wednesday, February 14, 2018) by WCLS Collection Librarian, Mary Kinser. (more)
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The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the 2015-2016 school year as they land at South High School in Denver, Colorado. These newcomers, from fourteen to nineteen years old, come from nations convulsed by drought or famine or war. Many come dire... Read More »
8 of Clubs - Thorpe’s reflective and very human account chronicles the year she spent with the Newcomers, a class of immigrant teens, revealing the abundant challenges of cultural assimilation and resettlement.
"From an award-winning, “meticulously observant” (The New Yorker) writer comes a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school learn English and become Americans."