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The Resource The newcomers : finding refuge, friendship, and hope in an American classroom, Helen Thorpe

The newcomers : finding refuge, friendship, and hope in an American classroom, Helen Thorpe

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The newcomers : finding refuge, friendship, and hope in an American classroom
Title
The newcomers
Title remainder
finding refuge, friendship, and hope in an American classroom
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Helen Thorpe
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Language
eng
Summary
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, in the care of a compassionate teacher. 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, in an English Language Acquisition class created specifically for them. Speaking no English, unfamiliar with American culture, their stories are poignant and remarkable as they face the enormous challenge of adapting. These newcomers, from fourteen to nineteen years old, come from nations convulsed by drought or famine or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, after experiencing dire forms of cataclysm. Some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their original family. This is a story of transformation. At the center of The Newcomers is Mr. Williams, the dedicated and endlessly resourceful teacher of South's very beginner English Language Acquisition class. If Mr. Williams does his job right, the newcomers will leave his class at the end of the school year with basic English skills and new confidence, their foundation for becoming Americans and finding a place in their new home. As the students blossom in his care, the book becomes funny, poignant, and uplifting. The story shows us the refugee crisis as a whole, but also provides a galvanizing example of how refugee families are given the chance to start over and exhibit extraordinary resilience. This story also shows how all of us can respond in a moral fashion to a troubled world by doing good on a human scale. Readers are changed and see the world through different eyes after reading this book. With the US at a political crossroads around questions of immigration, multiculturalism, and America's role on the global stage, Helen Thorpe presents a fresh and nuanced perspective. The Newcomers is a transformative take on these timely, important issues
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collective biography
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DLC
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1965-
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Thorpe, Helen
Dewey number
371.826/912
Index
no index present
LC call number
LC3733.D44
LC item number
T47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
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  • South High School (Denver, Colo.)
  • South High School (Denver, Colo.)
  • South High School (Denver, Colo.)
  • Teenage immigrants
  • Teenage refugees
  • English language
  • Teenage immigrants
  • Teenage refugees
  • Large type books
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second Language
  • EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
  • Teenage immigrants
  • Teenage immigrants
  • Teenage refugees
  • Teenage refugees
  • English language
  • English language
  • Students
  • Teenage immigrants
  • Teenage refugees
  • Colorado
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The newcomers : finding refuge, friendship, and hope in an American classroom, Helen Thorpe
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
675 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432849887
Lccn
2017061226
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • on1029090996
  • (OCoLC)1029090996
Label
The newcomers : finding refuge, friendship, and hope in an American classroom, Helen Thorpe
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
675 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432849887
Lccn
2017061226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1029090996
  • (OCoLC)1029090996

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