The Newcomers

The Newcomers

Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in An American Classroom

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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.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2017]
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781501159091
1501159097
Characteristics: xv, 396 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number: 373.182691 THO

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ArapahoeJody 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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