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    Panel Discussion on Writing

    Authors Steve Luxenberg and Helen Thorpe discussed their writing routines and the challenges faced by nonfiction authors.

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    The Newcomers

    Helen Thorpe talked about her book The Newcomers, in which she reports on the assimilation of 22 immigrant teenagers over the course of the 2015 school year in Denver, Colorado.

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    The Newcomers

    Helen Thorpe talked about her book The Newcomers, in which she reports on twenty-two refugee teenagers at a Denver high school. She spoke at the 2017 Miami Book Fair.

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    2017 J. Anthony Lukas Prize

    The J. Anthony Lukas Prize is given by the Nieman Foundation and the Columbia University School of Journalism to non-fiction books on an “American topic of political or social concern.”…

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    Just Like Us

    Helen Thorpe talked about her book Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America, in which she looks at the struggles of growing up as an illegal immigrant from the perspective…

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    Soldier Girls

    Helen Thorpe talked about her book, Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War, about three women who joined the Indiana National Guard and were deployed to Iraq and…

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    Soldier Girls

    Helen Thorpe talked about her book, Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War, in which she profiles three women - a college student, a single mother, and a grandmother -…

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