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Kids' Books on Home

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  • Age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: refugees and newcomers, home, kids' books
Notes from a Children's Librarian: Julie Booker: In 1997, when Hong Kong was transferred from Britain back to the People’s Republic of China, the school where I worked had an influx of Chinese families determined to make Canada their home. One five-year-old boy arrived on October 31st, to a parade of ghosts and monsters. He spent the day, refusing to move, tears streaming down his face, occasionally emitting a howl heard round the school. How could this possibly be his new home?

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The Day I Became a Canadian

A Citizenship Scrapbook

by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet, illustrated by Song Nan Zhang
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: new experience

On a snowy morning, little Xiao Ling Li and her parents are about to take part in a ceremony — one that will make them Canadian citizens. To record the day for her new brother or sister, she decides to keep a scrapbook to treasure the day.

The Day I Became a Canadian is not only the story of one special girl and her family, it is a tribute to Can …

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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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Roses for Gita

by Rachna Gilmore, illustrated by Alice Priestley
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
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Gita, recently emigrated from India, wants to plant a garden like her grandma’s back home. She receives unexpected help from her crotchety old neighbour, Mr. Flinch. As the two garden, Gita sees Mr. Flinch in a new light.

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Dust Bowl, The

illustrated by Karen Reczuch
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
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Looking out the farmhouse window, Matthew's grandfather tells him about the Big Dry of the 1930s, which turned golden wheat fields into a dust bowl. Fifty years later, another drought is upon them and, once again, this prairie family clings to the hope of seeing their land green. Evocative illustrations capture life on the prairies in this powerful …

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Tess

by Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Ruth Ohi
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
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Tess loves the prairie. But her parents do not; coming from an easier life, far, far away, they resent the bitter cold winter and the poverty that means burning cow dung for fuel.

Tess and her brother Charlie go out to collect cow patties in secret, but the shame soon turns into pride as they rival each other in finding the best. When they are fo …

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From Far Away

by Robert Munsch & Saoussan Askar, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: middle east

"Dear Reading Buddy,

My teacher suggested that I write to you.

I will tell you about myself.

My name is Saoussan. I am seven years old and I am in grade two now.

I come from far away."

Saoussan tells the true story of her family’s flight from war-ridden Lebanon. She wrote a letter to Robert Munsch, and together they made her letter into this boo …

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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.