Our New Home : Immigrant Children Speak

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From the diverse cultures of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Guyana, Somalia, and others, immigrant children write of the fear, the excitement and challenge of moving to another world and forging a new sense of self in a new land.

Praise & Recognition

The collection includes harrowing stories of escape from oppressive regimes, or the frustration at having no choice in moving to a new country, and the universally nerve-wracking experience of adjusting to a new school, new language, a colder climate, and new friends.... [A] highly readable book that would no doubt be indispensable in opening up dialogue about the immigration experience in classrooms and school libraries. Highly Recommended. CM: Canadian Review of Materials
This collection of stories written by immigrant children is a window into understanding the immigrant experience from a child’s point of view.... Highly recommended for Grades 2 to 5. Professionally Speaking


Publication Date: October 31, 2007

Reading Age: 9 - 12

Genre: Children's Nonfiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 130

ISBN: 978-1-897187-32-6

About the Author

Emily Hearn

Emily Hearn has written several children’s books, including Franny and the Music Girl and Hattie Pearl Click Click, both published by Second Story Press. More recently, Emily has released two books of poetry. She lives in Toronto.
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