Meet the Authors
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA,UNO
Meeting Type: Meet the Authors
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.
When Anne Sibley O'Brien's book I'M NEW HERE was released, the New York Times noted that "Readers are placed squarely into the characters'' point of view," giving insight into the immigrant child's experience. In this companion book, readers' points of view are flipped, and we see the new children from the perspective of the American kids in the classroom. There is sympathy, but also confusion. There is curiosity, but also trpidation. What each child learns, however, is that friendship and understanding close the gaps in language and culture.