The Newcomers

The Newcomers

Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in An American Classroom

Book - 2017
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Traces the lives of twenty-two immigrant teens throughout the course of a year at Denver's South High School who attended a specially created English Language Acquisition class and who were helped to adapt through strategic introductions to American culture.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2017.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501159107
Characteristics: xv, 396 pages ; 24 cm.


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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 »

"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."

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Jul 10, 2018

Please read this book! It gives a vivid picture of the difficult lives of immigrant teens.

Jun 16, 2018

A wonderful story. The teachers who give their all to work with refugees in the school system. Funny stories about the kids bonding. The Pep Rally story is a hoot. But it encapsulates much of what the newcomers face.

Great read.

ArapahoeStaff8 Feb 22, 2018

A accurate and current look at teenagers who arrive in Denver as immigrants or refugees. They experience hardship in poverty, difficulties in lving in a new place, displacement from family - yet they are still high school teenagers. Written by the former wife of Governor Hickenlooper.


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