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French Toast

French Toast

by Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by François Thisdale
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 7
Grade: k to 2
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, multigenerational, emigration & immigration

Phoebe—half Jamaican, half French-Canadian—hates her school nickname of "French Toast." So she is mortified when, out on a walk with her Jamaican grandmother, she hears a classmate shout it out at her. To make things worse, Nan-Ma, who is blind, wants an explanation of the name. How can Phoebe describe the color of her skin to someone who has n …

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Adrift at Sea

Adrift at Sea

A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, with Tuan Ho, illustrated by Brian Deines
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 1 to 4
tagged : emigration & immigration, historical, asia

Now in paperback, the award-winning first picture book to recount the dramatic true story of a refugee family’s perilous escape from Vietnam

It is 1981. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a fishing boat overloaded with 60 Vietnamese refugees drifts. The motor has failed; the hull is leaking; the drinking water is nearly gone. This is the dramatic …

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Malaika’s Costume

Malaika’s Costume

by Nadia L. Hohn & Irene Luxbacher
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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age: 3 to 7
Grade: p to 3
Reading age: 3 to 7
tagged : caribbean & latin america, emigration & immigration

It’s Carnival time. The first Carnival since Malaika’s mother moved to Canada to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother. Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn’t arrive, will Malaika still be able to dance in the parade?

Disappointed and upset at her grandmother’s hand-me-down co …

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Next Round

Next Round

A Young Athlete's Journey to Gold
by John Spray
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
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age: 10 to 14
Grade: 5 to 9
tagged : sports & recreation, olympics, emigration & immigration, homelessness & poverty

Arthur Biyarslanov’s journey to competitive boxing has not been easy. As a small child he fled Chechnya with his family, dodging bullets and rocket fire and fording a freezing river. As a young Muslim refugee he faced hardships and hostility in his new homes in Azerbaijan and Toronto. Soccer became his refuge, and he learned two languages by play …

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Dear Baobab

Dear Baobab

by Cheryl Foggo, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 5 to 8
tagged : emigration & immigration, africa

Maiko has left his village in Africa far behind, moving to live with his aunt and uncle in North America. When he thinks of home he thinks of the large Baobab at the center of his old village. To ease his loneliness, Maiko adopts the little spruce tree in the front yard of his new home. When he learns that the spruce is in danger of being cut down, …

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Our New Home

Our New Home

Immigrant Children Speak
by Emily Hearn, edited by Marywinn Milne
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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age: 8 to 11
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 8 to 11
tagged : new experience

From the diverse cultures of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Guyana, Somalia, and others, immigrant children write of the fear, the excitement and challenge of moving to another world and forging a new sense of self in a new land.

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A Long Way from Home

A Long Way from Home

by Alice Walsh
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 9 to 13
tagged : emigration & immigration, prejudice & racism

Thirteen-year-old Rabia, along with her mother and younger brother, flee Afghanistan and the brutal Taliban for Pakistan. Relocating to North America, their flight falls on the fateful morning of 9/11. After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, their plane is diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. Also on the plane is an Amer …

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Child Soldier

Child Soldier

When Boys and Girls Are Used in War
by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Claudia Dávila, illustrated by Claudia Dávila
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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age: 10 to 14
Grade: 5 to 9
tagged : military & wars, social activists, africa

Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his school-yard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a soldier for a brutal rebel militia. Against the odds, Michel managed to escape and find his way back to his family, but he was never the same again. After immigrating to Canada, Michel was encouraged …

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Dance of the Banished

Dance of the Banished

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 15
Grade: 7 to 11
tagged : prejudice & racism, military & wars

Ali and his fiancée Zeynep dream about leaving their home in Anatolia and building a new life together in Canada. But their homeland is controlled by the Turkish government, which is on the brink of war with Britain and Russia. And although Ali finds passage to Canada to work, he is forced to leave Zeynep behind until he can earn enough to bring h …

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Through Flood and Fire

Through Flood and Fire

A Second Barr Colony Adventure
by Anne Patton
edition:Paperback
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age: 10 to 18
Grade: 4 to 6
tagged : emigration & immigration

After travelling thousands of miles, Dorothy Bolton is still getting used to her new home in Canada — and on the prairies no less. The Barr Colonists who arrived with Dorothy and her family are getting restless. Fires and floods consume homes and resources, and many promises made to them before leaving England have proven false.

But Dorothy's fath …

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