Helen Thorpe -- "The Newcomers"

Helen Thorpe will speak about and sign her new book, The Newcomers, on Tuesday, November 14th at *7:00pm* at *Boulder Public Library's Canyon Theater*.

About the Book: 
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, in an English Language Acquisition class created specifically for them. Speaking no English, unfamiliar with American culture, their stories are poignant and remarkable as they face the enormous challenge of adapting. At the center of The Newcomers is Mr. Williams, the dedicated and endlessly resourceful teacher of South's very beginner English Language Acquisition class. With the US at a political crossroads around questions of immigration, multiculturalism, and America's role on the global stage, The Newcomers is a transformative take on these timely, important issues.

Vouchers to attend are $10 and are good for $5 off The Newcomers. Vouchers can be purchased now at the store, at the Library, over the phone, or at the door (if there are seats still available). Part of voucher proceeds will be donated to the Library Foundation.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1001 Araphahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302
The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501159091
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - November 14th, 2017

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