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Dear Canada: Hoping for Home

Stories of Arrival

by Irene N. Watts & Jean Little

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In these eleven original stories, characters bravely face the challenges of settling into a new life.

In this wonderful new short story anthology, eleven of Canada's top children's authors contribute stories of immigration, displacement and change, exploring the frustration and uncertainty those changes can bring. Told in first-person narratives, this collection features a diverse cast of boys and girls, each one living at a different point in Canada's vast landscape and history.

With unforgettable protagonists — such as Miriam, a Warsaw-ghetto survivor, now reunited with her family in Montreal; Wong Joe-on, a young Chinese immigrant who faces racism in a small Saskatchewan town; and Insy, an Ojibwe girl who makes her first trip to a "white" town in Northern Ontario — young readers will be moved by the opportunities and difficulties that these characters face, as each one ponders what it means to be Canadian, and struggles to fit in.

Hoping for Home includes stories by Jean Little, Kit Pearson, Brian Dowle, Paul Yee, Irene N. Watts, Ruby Slipperjack, Afua Cooper, Rukhsana Khan, Marie—Andrée Clermont, Lillian Boraks—Nemetz and Shelley Tanaka.

About the Authors
Irene N. Watts is an award-winning playwright, children's novelist, and educator. A life member of Playwrights Guild, she lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Born in Taiwan, celebrated children's author Jean Little (1932-2020) grew up in Ontario and graduated from the University of Toronto with an honors degree in English. A Member of the Order of Canada, Little received six honorary degrees and was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and have won numerous awards, including a Canada Council Children's Literature Award (now known as the Governor General's Literary Award); a CLA Book of the Year; the Little, Brown Children's Book Award; the Vicky Metcalf Award and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award honor book.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

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Hoping for Home: Stories of Survival (Dear Canada)

The theme of arrival — whether through immigration, displacement, change or new experiences — is explored by boys and girls who bravely faced the challenges of settling into a new life. In these 11 original stories, set at various points in Canada’s vast landscape and history, we hear from some of Canada’s most renowned authors.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Fall, 2012.

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