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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 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    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 25 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 256
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 224

    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