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How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

Uwiringiyimana, Sandra (Author)
Pesta, Abigail (Author)
HarperCollins 2017. 296 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Activism, first-person narration, gender equality, immigration, memoir, poverty, refugees, Rwanda, Sandra Uwringiyimana, social justice, war
 
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Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy’s Story of Survival

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk (Author)
Ho, Tuan (Author)
Deines, Brian (Illustrator)
Pajama Press 2016. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Childhood, courage, family life, illustrations (oil paint), immigration, journeys, refugees, survival, Vietnam
 
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Ghost Train

Yee, Paul (Author)
Chan, Harvey (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2009. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Artists, Chinese labourers, construction, death, ghosts, immigration, railroads
 
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The Kids Book of Canadian Immigration

Hodge, Deborah (Author)
Mantha, John (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2006. 64 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Canada, Canadian history, diversity, geography, immigration, multicultural heritage
 
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Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation

Danticat, Edwidge (Author)
Staub, Leslie (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: First-person narration, Haiti, immigration, letters, mothers and daughters, prisons, separation
 
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Grandfather’s Journey

Say, Allen (Author/Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Emigration, grandfathers, immigration, intergenerational relationships, journeys, memories, travel
 
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The Matchbox Diary

Fleischman, Paul (Author)
Ibatoulline, Bagram (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Diaries, family history, grandfathers, heirlooms, immigration, intergenerational relationships, Italy
 
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Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey

Ruurs, Margriet (Author)
Badr, Nizar Ali (Illustrator)
Orca 2016. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bilingual text, family life, immigration, journeys, refugees, rocks, war
 
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Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and Me

Mapa, Lorina (Author/Illustrator)
Conundrum Press 2017. 136 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: 1980s, Canada, discography, fathers and daughters, graphic biography, illustrations (black and white), immigration, loss, memoir, Philippines
 
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One Green Apple

Bunting, Eve (Author)
Lewin, Ted (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Acceptance, apples, diversity, immigration, new students, self-confidence
 
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American Born Chinese

Yang, Gene Luen (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2008. 240 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Chinese culture, cultural heritage, diversity, graphic novels, identity, immigration, multiple stories, mythology
 
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Here I Am

Kim, Patti (Author)
Sanchez, Sonia (Illustrator)
Capstone 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Community, discovery, friendship, immigration, moving (household), wordless book
 
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Changing Cultural Landscapes: How Are People and Their Communities Affected by Migration and Settlement?

Cohen, Marina (Author)
Crabtree 2010. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Community, cultures, emigration, identity, illustrations (photographs), immigration, migration, social change
 
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An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar

Kleist, Reinhard (Author/Illustrator)
SelfMadeHero 2016. 152 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Civil war, courage, gender equality, graphic biography, immigration, Olympic Games, perseverance, refugees, Samia Yusuf Omar, Somalia, sports, terrorism, tragedy
 
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In English, Of Course

Nobisso, Josephine (Author)
Ziborova, Dasha (Illustrator)
Gingerbread House 2003. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: English language, immigrants, immigration, language learning, school life, storytelling
 
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This Is Our House

Yum, Hyewon (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Family life, homes, illustrations (watercolours), immigration, intergenerational relationships, recurrent patterns, seasons
 
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On a Canadian Day: Nine Story Voyages Through History

Arato, Rona (Author)
Ferguson, Peter (Illustrator)
Owlkids 2009. 96 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Canadian history, children, immigration, multiple stories, narrative non-fiction
 
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Island of Hope and Sorrow: The Story of Grosse Île

Renaud, Anne (Author)
Lobster Press 2007. 24 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Canadian history, epidemics, immigrants, immigration, quarantines, Québec
 
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Migration in the 21st Century

Challen, Paul (Author)
Crabtree 2010. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Climate change, emigration, globalization, human rights, immigration, migration, world economy
 
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My Name Is Yoon

Recorvits, Helen (Author)
Swiatkowska, Gabi (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2003. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Friendship, homesick, immigration, loneliness, multicultural heritage, names, new students, self-acceptance
 
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The Keeping Quilt

Polacco, Patricia (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2013. 60 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Family history, heirlooms, immigration, intergenerational relationships, Jewish culture, memories, traditions
 
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Pushes & Pulls: Why Do People Migrate?

Walker, Robert (Author)
Crabtree 2010. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Climate change, displacement, emigration, immigration, migration, social change, world economy
 
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The Quiet Place

Stewart, Sarah (Author)
Small, David (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2012. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Aunts, homesick, immigration, languages, letters, moving (household), Spanish
 
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The Arrival

Tan, Shaun (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic 2007. 128 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Circular story, graphic novels, illustrations (monochrome), immigration, journeys, travel, wordless book
 
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The Granddaughter Necklace

Wyeth, Sharon Dennis (Author)
Ibatoulline, Bagram (Illustrator)
Scholastic 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Families, family history, grandmothers, heirlooms, immigration, multicultural heritage, multiple stories
 
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