I'm New Here
Anne Sibley O'Brien
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.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Language barrier; Multiracial; Multicultural; Immigrants and refugees; communication barrier; different languages; multiracial community; multicultural community; immigrant children
male child; female children
Asian (Korean) / Black (Somali) / Latinx (Guatemalan)
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
elementary school; friendship; sports; writing; art; adjusting; American customs
O'Brien, Anne Sibley, "I'm New Here" (2015). Diverse Families. 1689.