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  • Edited By: Marywinn Milne
  • Pages:130
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Themes:immigrant families Canada, celebrating diversity
  • Available:10/31/2007
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:800L
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.
The collection includes harrowing stories of escape from oppressive regimes, or the frustration at having no choice in moving to a new country, and the universally nerve-wracking experience of adjusting to a new school, new language, a colder climate, and new friends.... [A] highly readable book that would no doubt be indispensable in opening up dialogue about the immigration experience in classrooms and school libraries. Highly Recommended.
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
This collection of stories written by immigrant children is a window into understanding the immigrant experience from a child’s point of view.... Highly recommended for Grades 2 to 5.
– Professionally Speaking