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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
Statement of responsibility
Helen Thorpe
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers from nations devastated by drought or famine or war, over the course of their first school year in America. The talented and endlessly resourceful Denver South High School teacher Mr. Eddie Williams welcomes these students, who speak fourteen different languages but no English and are completely unfamiliar with American culture, to his specially created English Language Acquisition class. He guides them through the enormous challenges of gaining basic English skills, adapting to life in the developed world, and coping with the usual pangs of adolescence. Together their class represents a microcosm of the global refugee crisis, and highlights the moral issues of immigration, inclusion, and America's role on the global stage
Cataloging source
PNX
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1965-
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Thorpe, Helen
Dewey number
373.1826/9120978883
Index
no index present
LC call number
LC3732.C6
LC item number
T56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage immigrants
  • Teenage refugees
  • English language
  • Teenage immigrants
  • Teenage refugees
  • Americanization
  • EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second Language
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
  • English language
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The newcomers : finding refuge, friendship, and hope in an American classroom, Helen Thorpe
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"November 2017"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The newcomers and those who welcomed them -- Part I: Fall. Nice to meet you ; The chair is short ; Smile ; Do you want a pencil? ; Have you seen war? ; Bonita ; Does she know Jesus? -- Part II: Winter. Delicious stick of butter ; The realist ; What five times (or, "I work my ass off") ; Our souls at night -- Part III: Spring. Well-taped boxes ; We hate sheep ; Wir schaffen das ; Silly one ; Qalb ; Busy, busy, busy ; Miss, I have nerves -- Part IV: Summer. Heal Africa -- Part V: Fall. Careless driving ; What is resolution?
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 396 pages
Isbn
9781501159091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • on1009086133
  • (OCoLC)1009086133
Label
The newcomers : finding refuge, friendship, and hope in an American classroom, Helen Thorpe
Publication
Copyright
Note
"November 2017"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The newcomers and those who welcomed them -- Part I: Fall. Nice to meet you ; The chair is short ; Smile ; Do you want a pencil? ; Have you seen war? ; Bonita ; Does she know Jesus? -- Part II: Winter. Delicious stick of butter ; The realist ; What five times (or, "I work my ass off") ; Our souls at night -- Part III: Spring. Well-taped boxes ; We hate sheep ; Wir schaffen das ; Silly one ; Qalb ; Busy, busy, busy ; Miss, I have nerves -- Part IV: Summer. Heal Africa -- Part V: Fall. Careless driving ; What is resolution?
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 396 pages
Isbn
9781501159091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • on1009086133
  • (OCoLC)1009086133

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