I'm New Here

Title

I'm New Here

Illustrator

Anne Sibley O'Brien

Publisher

Charlesbridge

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781580896122

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Three students are immigrants from Guatemala, Korea, and Somalia and have trouble speaking, writing, and sharing ideas in English in their new American elementary school. 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.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD390L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Language barrier; Multiracial; Multicultural; Immigrants and refugees; communication barrier; different languages; multiracial community; multicultural community; immigrant children

Main Character

male child; female children

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Korean) / Black (Somali) / Latinx (Guatemalan)

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Best Audiobooks, 2017 Children & Family
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Ages 5 to 9
Best of the Best Books, 2015 Picture Book
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2015
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016 Contemporary Concerns

Keywords

elementary school; friendship; sports; writing; art; adjusting; American customs

Diversity Impact

direct

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