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Helen Thorpe is the author of three books, most recently THE NEWCOMERS. Malcolm Gladwell has said, "Helen Thorpe has taken policy and turned it into literature."

In THE NEWCOMERS, Thorpe follows 22 refugee and immigrant teenagers during their first year in America, as they land in the same beginner level English Language Acquisition classroom. They map the global refugee crisis in full and she also traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the largest sender of refugees to the US, to understand one family's journey better.

Her first book was JUST LIKE US, followed DREAMers from adolescence into adulthood, and it won the Colorado Book Award in 2009. Her second book, SOLDIER GIRLS, recounted the overseas deployments of three female veterans
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Just Like Us: The True Stor...

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3.82 avg rating — 1,785 ratings — published 2009 — 12 editions
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The Newcomers: Finding Refu...

4.41 avg rating — 435 ratings — published 2017 — 8 editions
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Heartbreaking. Dense reporting. Great writing. Eye-opening.
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Loved the whole book; best opening paragraph I've seen in....forever!
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Best book I read in 2016!
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Enlightening.
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More of Helen's books…
“hair that she often pinned back with”
Helen Thorpe, Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

“that squatted beside another part of the”
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“a sense of shocked recognition that the wars were incomprehensible to most Americans.”
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