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    • The Newcomers

    • Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom
    • By: Helen Thorpe
    • Narrated by: Kate Handford
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    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 22 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 ages of 14 to 19 and come from nations struggling with drought, famine, or war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great look into the lives of refugee students

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-28-17
    • Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom
    • By: Helen Thorpe
    • Narrated by: Kate Handford
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 11-14-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Just Like Us

    • The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America
    • By: Helen Thorpe
    • Narrated by: Paula Christensen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Just Like Us tells the story of four high school students whose parents entered this country illegally from Mexico. All four of the girls have grown up in the United States, and all four want to live the American dream, but only two have documents. As the girls attempt to make it into college, they discover that only the legal pair see a clear path forward. A coming-of-age story about girlhood and friendship, as well as the resilience required to transcend poverty, Just Like Us is also a book about identity.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I wanted to listen but...

    • By Valice on 03-22-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Soldier Girls

    • The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War
    • By: Helen Thorpe
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 225

    Soldier Girls follows the lives of three women on their paths to the military. These women, who are quite different in every way, become friends, and we watch their interaction and also what happens when they are separated. We see their families, their lovers, their spouses, their children. We see them work extremely hard, deal with the attentions of men on base and in war zones, and struggle to stay connected to their families back home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Healing and Insightful

    • By Constance on 11-23-14

    Regular price: $34.99