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Helen Thorpe: Author Talk "The Newcomers"

The Newcomers follows the lives of 22 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. These newcomers, from fourteen to nineteen years old, come from nations convulsed by drought or famine or war. With the US at a political crossroads around questions of immigration, multiculturalism, and America's role on the global stage, Helen Thorpe presents a fresh and nuanced perspective.

 

Date:
Tuesday, Nov 14 2017
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Canyon Theater
Library:
Main Library
Categories:
Speaker Series