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Children's Fiction Friendship

What's a Friend?

by (author) Satu Repo

photographs by Lutz Dille

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1978
Recommended Age
8 to 10
Recommended Grade
3 to 5
Recommended Reading age
8 to 10
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1978
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1978
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Out of print

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What happens when a new kid moves into your neighbourhood--a new kid who looks different from all your other friends?
Fernanda is excited when Emily moves into her downtown Portuguese neighbourhood. With her blond hair and blue eyes, Emily is the "real" Canadian friend Fernanda has always dreamed of--or is she? The school variety show gives both girls a chance to discover what it really means to be a friend.
What's A Friend? examines the pressures young people experience growing up in a big, multicultural city.

About the authors

SATU REPO is the executive editor of Our Schools/Our Selves: A Magazine for Canadian Education Activists. She teaches in the Social Science Department of Atkinson College, York University.

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