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  • Published: 15 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9781580896122
  • Imprint: Charlesbridge Children
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $28.99

I'm New Here




Maria is from Spain, 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 the founder 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 domonstrates how our global community can work together and build a home for all.

  • Published: 15 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9781580896122
  • Imprint: Charlesbridge Children
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $28.99

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