"'The Newcomers' Follows 22 Immigrant Students As They Become Americans. This deeply affecting book tells the story of young people who've lost everything except the hope for a chance to start over." Christian Science Monitor.
"At a Public School in Denver, Refugee Children Find Hope and Frustration." The New York Times.
"Helen Thorpe's 'The Newcomers' Is Masterful." The Denver Post.
"Class Acts." The Los Angeles Review of Books.
"The Newcomers." Shelf Awareness.
"Helen Thorpe Discusses the Newcomers." C-Span's BookTV.
"Shared Stories from Across the Globe." Denver Public Schools Weekly News.
"The True Story of Refugees in an American High School. The politics of immigration ignores the reality: a classroom of young people adjusting to life in the United States, and a teacher drive to help." Excerpt in Longreads.
"The Newcomer: This Refugee from Burma Found a Home in Denver." Excerpt in Westword.