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Children's Nonfiction Emigration & Immigration

Pier 21:Stories From Near and Far (New E

by (author) Anne Renaud

Cape Breton University Press
Initial publish date
May 2014
Emigration & Immigration, Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2014
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First published in 2008. Redesigned and edited for 2014 (the 15th anniversary of the re-opening of Pier 21 as a national museum of immigration).

From 1928 to 1971, the immigration shed at Pier 21 welcomed more than one million newcomers to Canada and saw half a million Canadian soldiers off to war during the Second World War. It is Canada’s only surviving immigration shed, and in 1999 it re-opened as a museum and research centre.

Part of the research for this book focused on finding voices of people who had come through Pier 21 as children or teenagers – their stories of greater interest to young readers who may relate to the experiences of children their own age. Reviews for the original edition:

About the author

Anne Renaud is a life-long Quebecker and is the author of several picture books, as well as historical non-fiction books for children, including: The Extraordinary Life of Anna Swan (CBU Press), A Bloom of Friendship: The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival, Island of Hope and Sorrow: The Story of Grosse Île, and Into the Mist: The Story of the Empress of Ireland. An expanded edition of Pier 21: Stories from Near and Far, first published in 2008, is forthcoming from CBU Press. Anne’s work has been nominated for several awards, including the Silver Birch Award, the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award, the Red Cedar Book Award and the Red Maple Award. The Extraordinary Life of Anna Swan ( for CBU Press, 2013) was shortlistedthe Quebec Writers’ Federation Prize for Children's & Young Adult Literature. Anne is also a regular contributor to children’s magazines, such as Highlights, Pockets, Cricket, Odyssey, Faces, Clubhouse and Shine. She hopes her books educate, entertain and inspire children.

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