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The Newcomers
The Newcomers Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in An American Classroom By Thorpe, Helen, 1963- Book - 2017

An intimate portrayal of the non-English speaking students in Denver’s South High School. Many of these students are refugees of trauma brought on by war, violence and displacement (DRC, El Salvador, Tajikistan, Mauritania, Mozambique, Burma, Eritrea, Iran, Bhutan Mexico and Iraq). Thrope reveals a tenacity and resilience in these young people and their families. She also introduces us to the caring teachers (Mr. Williams!) who mentor them and the caseworkers, synagogues and churches, etc., who assist them in navigating this new landscape. A must read!

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