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Author and Illustrator: Anne Sibley O'Brien
- Interactive Story Time & Prompt Cards
- Activity: Growing a Garden Mural
This is a story about new beginnings. The story begins with three children taking turns standing in front of a classroom and saying, “I am new here.” We learn what it is like to be in a place where everything seems different. These children come from countries where their words sound different; sometimes even the letters of the alphabet are different. Maria is from Guatemala, Jin is from Korea, and Fatimah is from Somalia.