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Finding Home

The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees

by Jen Sookfong Lee, illustrated by Drew Shannon

tagged: emigration & immigration, prejudice & racism, non-classifiable
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Description

What drives people to search for new homes? From war zones to politics, there are many reasons why people have always searched for a place to call home. In Finding Home: The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees we discover how human migration has shaped our world. We explore its origins and the current issues facing immigrants and refugees today, and we hear the first-hand stories of people who have moved across the globe looking for safety, security and happiness. Author Jen Sookfong Lee shares her personal experience of growing up as the child of immigrants and gives a human face to the realities of being an immigrant or refugee today.

About the Authors

Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised on Vancouver's East Side, and she now lives with her son in North Burnaby. Her books includeThe Conjoined, a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; The Better Mother, a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award; The End of East; Gentlemen of the Shade and The Animals of Chinese New Year. Jen teaches at The Writer's Studio Online with Simon Fraser Universtity, edits fiction for Wolsak & Wynn, and co-hosts the literary podcast Can't Lit.

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Drew Shannon is an illustrator who lives in Toronto. Drew earned a bachelor of arts at Sheridan College and has worked with many different clients, including CBC, VICE Media, UNICEF, The Washington Post and NPR. He is the illustrator of Extreme Battlefields: When War Meets the Forces of Nature and Out of the Ice: How Climate Change is Revealing the Past.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Editorial Reviews

“At a time when immigration and refugees are major talking points in global politics, this is a very comprehensive title for readers who want to know more…A good addition to any school or public library, which spotlights the varied experiences of immigrants.”

— School Library Journal

“An accessible yet comprehensive introduction to immigration.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Timely and an important educational tool.”

— Lauren Dembicky, Vancouver Writers Fest

“Timely and educational, Finding Home will foster among readers a greater understanding of human migration and empathy for the thousands of immigrants and refugees who seek a better life in their adopted country. Highly Recommended.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials