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

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Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola LP 371.826 THO (Text) 33118000183939 Adult: Large Print Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library LPNF 371.826 THO (Text) 33187004535486 Nonfiction Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown 371.826 THORPE LARGE PRINT (Text) 75342000085908 Adult Non-Fiction Large Print Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library LP 371 THO (Text) 70743000162996 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP 371.826 THO (Text) 78731000505453 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781432849887
  • ISBN: 1432849883
  • Physical Description: 675 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2018.

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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?
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: South High School (Denver, Colo.) > Students.
Teenage immigrants > Education (Secondary) > Colorado > Denver.
Teenage refugees > Education (Secondary) > Colorado > Denver.
English language > Study and teaching > Foreign speakers.
Teenage immigrants > Colorado > Denver > Biography.
Teenage refugees > Colorado > Denver > Biography.
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second Language.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration.
Large type books.

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