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Paint the Town Pink

by Lori Doody
edition: eBook
tagged: emigration & immigration, birds

Lori Doody is back with another charming and quirky picture book—this time about a flamingo, blown off course. The town where she has so unexpectedly landed looks very nice, and might be a good place to settle down, but she isn't quite sure she'll fit in. She tries to find a flock of her own; unfortunately, all her looking comes to nothing. But t …

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The Doll

by Nhung N. Tran-Davies, illustrated by Ravy Puth
edition: eBook
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: emigration & immigration

A young girl and her family arrive in an airport in a new country. They are refugees, migrants who have travelled across the world to find safety. Strangers greet them, and one of them gives the little girl a doll.

Decades later, that little girl is grown up and she has the chance to welcome a group of refugees who are newly arrived in her adopted …

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Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure

by Anne Dublin
edition: eBook
also available: Audiobook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: europe, post-confederation (1867-), emigration & immigration

Thirteen-year-old Jacob’s life is hard in 1920s Poland, where he lives in an orphanage for Jewish children. His days are brightened by playing in the orphanage mandolin orchestra. When an American benefactor arrives with the promise of a new life in Canada at a farm school, Jacob and his friends are thrilled. But can they trust this man to keep h …

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Tony's Wheels

by Mila Bongco-Philipzig, illustrated by Michael Parillas
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: southeast asian languages, disability sports, canada, stepfamilies, english as a second language, emigration & immigration, special needs, non-classifiable

Inspired by a true story, Tony’s Wheels follows a boy who moves to Canada from the Philippines and becomes successful in wheelchair racing. He becomes so good he gets to join the National Canadian Team. While competing internationally, Tony meets para-athletes from his old country and notices that their equipment is old and heavy. Tony wins the r …

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La promesse du bout du monde

by Danielle Marcotte, illustrated by Stéphanie Bourgeois
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), prejudice & racism, native canadian, emigration & immigration

Summer 1786. Two fifteen year-old orphan boys have embarked on a ship in Southhampton, Britain, that's heading for the North-East of the Pacific Ocean. Alexis is of Acadian descent and is looking for his scattered family while his friend Hugh dreams of a better life. But once they arrive on the North American continent, a young starving cougar will …

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Les colombes de neige

by Nancy Hartry, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emigration & immigration, friendship, new experience

 

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Sami vient d’arriver dans un nouveau pays et il est étonné de voir la quantité de neige qui s’accumule au sol! Joy, sa nouvelle voisine, ne parle pas la même langue que lui, mais cela ne l’empêche pas de communiquer avec le jeune garçon… Après tout, elle sait à quel point cela peut être intimidant …

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Two Drops of Brown in a Cloud of White

by Saumiya Balasubramaniam, illustrated by Eva Campbell
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: emigration & immigration, monsters, emotions & feelings, parents

A child’s joy on a snowy day finally helps her mother feel at home in their new country

A little girl and her mother walk home from school on a snowy winter day.

“So much snow,” says Ma. “So monochromatic.”

“Mono crow what?” her daughter replies.

Ma misses the sun, warmth and colors of their faraway homeland, but her daughter sees magic i …

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