I'm new here / Anne Sibley O'Brien.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States.
    • Other Titles:
      I am new here.
    • ISBN:
      9781580896122 (reinforced for library use)
      158089612X (reinforced for library use)
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      O’BRIEN, A. S. I’m new here. [s. l.]: Charlesbridge, 2015. ISBN 9781580896122. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.462440. Acesso em: 20 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      O’Brien AS. I’m New Here. Charlesbridge; 2015. Accessed October 20, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.462440
    • APA:
      O’Brien, A. S. (2015). I’m new here. Charlesbridge.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      O’Brien, Anne Sibley. 2015. I’m New Here. Charlesbridge. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.462440.
    • Harvard:
      O’Brien, A. S. (2015) I’m new here. Charlesbridge. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.462440 (Accessed: 20 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      O’Brien, AS 2015, I’m new here, Charlesbridge, viewed 20 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      O’Brien, Anne Sibley. I’m New Here. Charlesbridge, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.462440.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      O’Brien, Anne Sibley. I’m New Here. Charlesbridge, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.462440.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      O’Brien AS. I’m new here [Internet]. Charlesbridge; 2015 [cited 2020 Oct 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.462440


Booklist Reviews 2015 August #1

Based on her own experiences living in another country as a young child, Sibley shows the challenges of three new American students as they navigate their first day of school. Maria, from Guatemala, struggles with English, but her love of soccer enables her to make new friends. Writing is difficult for Jin, from South Korea, but he finds that sharing his language with another student helps him unlock his stories. Meanwhile, Fatimah, from Somalia, is having trouble fitting in and is afraid of making mistakes. Encouraged by a classmate, she uses drawing as a way to connect her two cultures. The simplicity of the narrative combined with vibrant watercolor artwork depicting a wide range of diversity results in a powerful message of empathy for the immigrant experience. Additionally, an author's note explains why some families emigrate and how readers can help new Americans transition and provides a link to the I'm Your Neighbor project, which promotes children's literature featuring new arrivals. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Spring

Jin from Korea is having trouble learning English letters but has a great imagination. Maria from Guatemala wants to show off her soccer skills, but she's afraid to play because of her limited English. Fatimah from Somalia slowly begins sharing her drawings with the class. Watercolor illustrations extend the simple, direct text of this useful introduction to assimilation. An autobiographical author's note adds value.