I Am New Here

I Am New Here

eBook - 2015
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Maria is from Guatemala, Jin is from Korea, and Fatima is from Somalia. All three are new to their American elementary school, and each has trouble speaking, writing, and sharing ideas in English. Through self-determination and with encouragement from their peers and teachers, the students learn to feel confident and comfortable in their new school without losing a sense of their home country, language, and identity. Young readers from all backgrounds will appreciate this touching story about the assimilation of three immigrant students in a supportive school community. Anne Sibley O'Brien is one of the founders of I'm Your Neighbor, an organization that promotes children's literature featuring "new arrival" cultures. As the rate of immigration to the United States increases, topics related to immigration are increasingly more important in the classroom and home. I'm New Here demonstrates how our global community can work together and build a home for all.
Publisher: [United States] : Charlesbridge : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Alternative Title: I am new here
ISBN: 9781607347767


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SkokieStaff Aug 17, 2016

For children and families: This picture book follows three children whose families recently arrived in the United States as they acclimate to their new schools.

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Jul 31, 2017

Shows the struggles of new immigrants and the world-wide urge to connect and play with peers--we're all humans after all! Whether it's reading and writing, playing soccer, or being a good student/artist, these students finally feel like they fit in after they start making friends and begin to tackle English.

Feb 06, 2016

It's a good book for children who has just moved to another country!

vpl_childrens Jan 20, 2016

Three children arrive from different parts of the world to start their new lives in America. Their experiences in their new classroom are told through their eyes and their struggles to understand the language and culture is presented realistically and with empathy. A hopeful and encouraging title, this one should resonate with newcomer children as well as their classmates in their new communities.

Nov 10, 2015

A great book for both new immigrant children and their classmates.


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Feb 06, 2016

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