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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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West to the Bay

West to the Bay

by Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
edition:Paperback
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age: 14 to 18
Grade: 5 to 12
tagged : historical, Canadian Studies, Language Arts, History, Race, Colour, Ethnic Origin

In 1750, Thomas Gunn, along with three friends, join the Hudson's Bay Company and sail from Stromness on the Orkney Islands of northern Scotland to York Factory fort on Hudson's Bay. They believe they are starting a new and exciting life in what is called Rupert's Land, but tragedy follows them, striking for the first time on the ship.

At the fort …

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Last Airlift

Last Airlift

A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War  
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
tagged : historical, orphans & foster homes, literary

Last Airlift is the true story of the last Canadian airlift operation that left Saigon and arrived in Toronto on April 13, 1975. Son Thi Anh Tuyet was one of 57 babies and children on that flight. Based on personal interviews and enhanced with archive photos, Tuyet's story of the Saigon orphanage and her flight to Canada is an emotional and suspens …

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The Last Train

The Last Train

A Holocaust Story
by Rona Arato
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
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age: 9 to 100
Grade: 6 to 17
tagged : historical, holocaust, siblings, judaism

The Last Train is the harrowing true story about young brothers Paul and Oscar Arato and their mother, Lenke, surviving the Nazi occupation during the final years of World War II.  Living in the town of Karcag, Hungary, the Aratos felt insulated from the war — even as it raged all around them. Hungary is allied with Germany to protect its citizen …

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