Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty Someone New by Anne Sibley O'Brien        
Willa of the Wood
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Robert Beatty
(Ages 8–12)
Someone New
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Anne Sibley O'Brien
(Ages 5-8)

Anne Sibley O'Brien

Dear Reader,

Big thanks for your support for I'm New Here, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book, about three just-arrived immigrant children, Maria, Jin, and Fatimah; I'm thrilled to introduce its companion, SOMEONE NEW, which features the same characters and events but from the points of view of the kids who are not new. Jesse, Jason, and Emma each have to work through their own discomfort in order to welcome their new classmates. Use these books to spark discussions about empathy and the courage to reach out across differences.

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Anne Sibley O'Brien

"Informative and genuine, the book offers much to learn about connecting, expanding understanding, and overcoming differences—a great companion to the previous title [I'm New Here]." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A great book to help students of all ages understand how they can welcome new members into their classrooms and communities." —School Library Journal
Someone New / Anne Sibley O'Brien / Charlesbridge

Price: $16.99 / ISBN: 978-1580898317 / Published: July, 2018

Ages 5-8