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I'm New Here

Through self-determination and with encouragement from their peers and teachers, three students (immigrants from Guatemala, Korea, and Somalia) learn to feel confident and comfortable in their new school without losing a sense of their home country, language, and identity.
Age Groups: Babies, Little Kids
Skills: Empathy, Similarities and Differences
Author: Anne Sibley O'Brien

Discussion Questions

  • How do the characters feel in the start of the story? At the end?
  • Have you ever felt different from or excluded from others?
  • Can you think of friends/peers who might feel this way sometimes?
  • What can we do to help people who are feeling left out, sad, or scared?


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