Helen Thorpe

Helen Thorpe was born in London, England, and grew up in Medford, New Jersey. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Texas Monthly, and The Texas Observer. Thorpe has worked for The New York Observer, where she wrote the Talk of the Town stories; and Texas Monthly.

  • Just Like Us

    By Helen Thorpe

    Read by Paula Christensen

    The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America

    What citizenship really means, to those who have it, and those who don't.

    "An excellent, in-depth study of immigration policies gone amok." - Library Journal

    Released Mon Jul 11 00:00:00 UTC 2011
    English, Unabridged

  • Soldier Girls

    By Helen Thorpe

    Read by Donna Postel

    The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

    Deeply reported, beautifully written, and powerfully moving, Soldier Girls is truly groundbreaking.

    “…a solid chunk of American history…” - The New York Times Book Review

    Released Tue Sep 23 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • The Newcomers

    By Helen Thorpe

    Read by Kate Handford

    Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom

    Twenty-two teenaged refugees adapt to life in America with the help of their English teacher.

    "Thorpe writes with great compassion...Her story will entertain and enlighten readers, creating a wider, more sympathetic view of the world and its inhabitants-certainly something we need right now." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Nov 14 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged