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The Newcomers - Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom-logo

The Newcomers - Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom

Helen Thorpe

Offering a nuanced and transformative take on immigration, multiculturalism, and America's role on the global stage, The Newcomers follows and reflects on the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of their 2015-2016 school year at Denver's South High School. Unfamiliar with American culture or the English language, the students range from the age of fourteen to nineteen and come from nations struggling with drought, famine, or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, and some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their family. Their stories are poignant and remarkable, and at the center of their combined story is Mr. Williams: the dedicated and endlessly resourceful teacher of their English Language Acquisition class—a class which was created specifically for them and which will provide them with the foundation they need to face the enormous challenges of adapting to life in America.

Offering a nuanced and transformative take on immigration, multiculturalism, and America's role on the global stage, The Newcomers follows and reflects on the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of their 2015-2016 school year at Denver's South High School. Unfamiliar with American culture or the English language, the students range from the age of fourteen to nineteen and come from nations struggling with drought, famine, or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, and some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their family. Their stories are poignant and remarkable, and at the center of their combined story is Mr. Williams: the dedicated and endlessly resourceful teacher of their English Language Acquisition class—a class which was created specifically for them and which will provide them with the foundation they need to face the enormous challenges of adapting to life in America.
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Offering a nuanced and transformative take on immigration, multiculturalism, and America's role on the global stage, The Newcomers follows and reflects on the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of their 2015-2016 school year at Denver's South High School. Unfamiliar with American culture or the English language, the students range from the age of fourteen to nineteen and come from nations struggling with drought, famine, or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, and some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their family. Their stories are poignant and remarkable, and at the center of their combined story is Mr. Williams: the dedicated and endlessly resourceful teacher of their English Language Acquisition class—a class which was created specifically for them and which will provide them with the foundation they need to face the enormous challenges of adapting to life in America.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Handford

Length:

15h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

43:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

39:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

46:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

52:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

48:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

38:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

37:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

47:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

49:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:22:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:11:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

41:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

47:14