Helen Thorpe, born January 23, 1963, is an Irish-born-American author and journalist. She has written for major American newspapers and magazines, and has authored three books. Her first book, Just Like Us, which follows the lives of four Denver girls of Mexican background and deals with aspects of immigration into the United States, was published in 2009. She relates the girls’ stories to her immigration story and talks about how different, yet similar they are. Her current book, The Newcomers, talks about the Newcomer program at South High School and the process those students went through after migrating to the United States.
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