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Travesia

A Migrant Girl's Cross-Border Journey//El viaje de una joven migrante

by Michelle Gerster, illustrated by Fiona Dunnett
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: girls & women, nonfiction, emigration & immigration, history

A poignant bilingual YA graphic novel about a teenage girl's harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border.

This compelling young adult graphic memoir, based on real events, tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who attempts to cross the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life. T …

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Righting Canada's Wrongs: Anti-Semitism and the MS St. Louis

Canada's Anti-Semitic Policies in the Twentieth Century

by Rona Arato
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: prejudice & racism, canada, military & wars, emigration & immigration, politics & government

Prior to the Second World War, Canada's Jewish community was well established in many cities, including Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg. As war grew closer, anti-Semitism across Europe was increasing. Hitler's Nazis were spreading hatred and violence towards Jews across Germany. At first, Jews were allowed to leave Germany and thousands escaped to s …

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Righting Canada's Wrongs: The Chinese Head Tax and Anti-Chinese Immigration Policies in the Twentieth Century

by Arlene Chan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: prejudice & racism, canada, politics & government, emigration & immigration

The first Chinese immigrants arrived in Canada in the mid-1800s searching for gold and a better life. They found jobs in forestry, mining, and other resource industries. But life in Canada was difficult and the immigrants had to face racism and cultural barriers. Thousands were recruited to work building the Canadian Pacific Railway. Once the rail …

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Escape from Tibet

A True Story

by Nick Gray & Laura Scandiffio
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: asia, emigration & immigration, adventure & adventurers

Two brothers face cruelty, hardship, and hope, on the ultimate journey in search of freedom.

Eleven-year-old Tenzin hasn’t seen his older brother, Pasang, in five years, so he is thrilled when Pasang unexpectedly returns to their Tibetan village late one night. Now eighteen, Pasang is an educated monk whose return from India provokes the suspiciou …

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Righting Canada's Wrongs: The Komagata Maru and Canada's Anti-Indian Immigration Policies in the Twentieth Century

by Pamela Hickman
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: emigration & immigration, prejudice & racism, politics & government, canada

This book is designed to provide an introductory-level overview of Anti-Indian immigration policies implemented by the Government of Canada, with a focus on the firsthand accounts of the people who were impacted. This title makes use of photos and illustrations, firsthand accounts and sections of easily digestible text to engage students with the m …

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The Chinese Community in Toronto

Then and Now

by Arlene Chan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: canada, emigration & immigration

The history of the Chinese community in Toronto is rich with stories drawn from over 150 years of life in Canada.

Sam Ching, a laundryman, is the first Chinese resident recorded in Toronto’s city directory of 1878. A few years later, in 1881, there were 10 Chinese and no sign of a Chinatown. Today, with no less than seven Chinatowns and half a mi …

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