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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
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finding refuge, friendship, and hope in an American classroom
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Helen Thorpe
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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
Summary
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
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10600580
Cataloging source
PNX
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1965-
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Thorpe, Helen
Dewey number
373.1826/9120978883
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • 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
Target audience
adult
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finding refuge, friendship, and hope in an American classroom
Label
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
Control code
on1009086133
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 396 pages
Isbn
9781501159091
Lccn
bl2017036773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1009086133
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
Control code
on1009086133
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 396 pages
Isbn
9781501159091
Lccn
bl2017036773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1009086133

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