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Jesse's Star

by Ellen Schwartz
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: holocaust, multigenerational, emigration & immigration

Jesse's project about his immigrant ancestors is due tomorrow and he hasn't started. In a last-ditch effort to find some information about his great-great grandfather, Yossi, Jesse rummages through the mess in the attic until he finds a little battered travel case, full of pictures, and something else—a Star of David. At first it looks plain and …

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A Gift for Gita

by Rachna Gilmore, illustrated by Alice Priestley
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: emigration & immigration

Gita’s father announces he has received a job offer back in India. They have been living in North America for a few years, and now have a full life and friends here. What should the family do?

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Promise Song

by Linda Holeman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: adoption, post-confederation (1867-), emigration & immigration

The year is 1900 and orphaned 14-year-old Rosetta and her beloved younger sister Flora sail from England as “home girls.” They are sent to Canada so that they can have a chance at family life. Their dreams are shattered when Flora is adopted, but Rosetta is deemed to be too old. She is to become a farm worker, far from Flora’s new home.

Rosett …

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A Place Not Home

by Eva Wiseman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: emigration & immigration, europe

Life in Communist Hungary isn't easy for thirteen-year-old Nelly. Food is scarce and so are clothes. But she has great friends and a special boy she likes, so the hardships are bearable.

When the Hungarian Revolution erupts in 1956, Nelly's world crumbles. Along with the Revolution comes a new tide of anti-Semitism. Nelly's family is Jewish, and her …

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Lights for Gita

by Rachna Gilmore, illustrated by Alice Priestley
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: emigration & immigration, emotions & feelings

Gita’s family has recently emigrated from India, but she has already made friends in her new home. Today, she is looking forward to her favourite holiday – Divali, a festival of lights. But Gita’s plans soon fall apart and she becomes homesick.

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Escape To Freedom

by Vancy Kasper
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: emigration & immigration

Two Austrian children face starvation, imprisonment, and even death during the desperate days following the Second World War.

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Tales from Gold Mountain /hc

by Paul Yee, illustrated by Simon Ng
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: emigration & immigration, post-confederation (1867-)

This is a landmark collection of eight stories from the celebrated children's author Paul Yee. Describing the extraordinary circumstances of the Chinese who came to build the railroad in Canada and the United States in simple, beautiful prose, Yee's stunning text accurately portrays the culture clash between the Old and New World. Matched with Ng's …

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