Helen Thorpe

Helen Thorpe is an American author and journalist. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Slate, Harper’s Bazaar, and The New York Times Magazine. Her 2014 book Soldier Girls describes the experiences of female enlistees in the Army National Guard. Her latest book is The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom (2017).


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Class Acts

A new memoir about refugee teenagers in a Denver high school....

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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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