Past Faculty

Helen Thorpe

Helen Thorpe headshot

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Helen Thorpe is a journalist and an award-winning author of three books of narrative non-fiction. Her latest, The Newcomers, recounts her experience of spending a year inside a Denver high school with 22 immigrant students from all over the world as they learned English together, their classroom serving as a microcosm of the global refugee crisis. Thorpe’s other books are Soldier Girls and Just Like Us. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, et al. She is a graduate of Princeton University Class of 1987.


Podcast — Q&A: Helen Thorpe ’87 on the Inspiring Stories of Teen Refugees | Princeton Alumni Weekly, Dec. 1, 2017



Class of 1987