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Dear Canada: Hoping for Home

Dear Canada: Hoping for Home

by Shelley Tanaka, Kit Pearson, Jean Little, Brian Doyle, Irene N Watts, Paul Yee, Marie-Andree Clermont, Rukhsana Khan, Ruby Slipperjack, Afua Cooper

ISBN 9781443128124 Ebook
ISBN 9780545986977 Hardcover
256 Pages | Ages 0 & Up

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, Rughsana Khan, Marie—Andrée Clermont, Lillian Boraks—Nemetz and Shelley Tanaka.


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2012

Rights Sold

  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic


Also by
Jean Little

  • Dear Canada: A Time for Giving: Ten Tales of Christmas
  • Sweetest of All
  • Dear Canada: All Fall Down
  • On a Snowy Night
  • Wishes

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