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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, diversity & multicultural
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publisher: Orca Book Publishers
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 in Vancouver's East Side, and she now lives with her son in North Burnaby. Her books include The Conjoined, nominated for International Dublin Literary Award and 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 Chinese New Year. Jen teaches at The Writers' Studio Online with Simon Fraser University, edits fiction for Wolsak & Wynn and co-hosts the literary podcast Can't Lit.

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Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised in Vancouver's East Side, and she now lives with her son in North Burnaby. Her books include The Conjoined, nominated for International Dublin Literary Award and 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 Chinese New Year. Jen teaches at The Writers' Studio Online with Simon Fraser University, edits fiction for Wolsak & Wynn and co-hosts the literary podcast Can't Lit.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Forest of Reading Yellow Cedar Award
  • Commended, OLA Top Ten Best Pets
  • Commended, NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books List
  • Commended, BC Books for BC Schools
Editorial Reviews

“Timely and an important educational tool.”

— Lauren Dembicky, Vancouver Writers Fest

“An accessible yet comprehensive introduction to immigration.”

— Publishers Weekly

“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

“Required reading...Readers will enjoy all the many stories and facts Lee has accumulated...I can find no fault with this beautifully produced book and thoroughly recommend it to both young and older adults alike.”

— The Ormsby Review

“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

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