Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Emigration & Immigration
Better With You in It
by Jamie Grant
No matter your creed, your colour, or race, You should always feel you belong in a place. Each year, each day, every hour, every minute, This world is a whole lot better with you in it!
The Little Girl
by H. Pham-Fraser
When the little girl arrives at her new home, the guard at the border takes away a little piece of her name. Then the teacher at her new school takes away the rest. This new home is beautiful, but it’s also scary. She must learn so many things: how ...
The Colours of Canada
by Medina Assiff
When Miss Onya’s class has the chance to create a mosaic piece of art depicting Canada, they are each given a different tile to glue down. As they begin to place their tiles down to create Canada, they each explain how their tile reminds them of ...
My Babaji's Garden
by Parm Laniado
Spring has arrived—and with it, new beginnings! Amrit seizes the opportunity to talk to her Babaji about his garden. But what starts as a simple conversation between a granddaughter and grandfather becomes a deeper exchange about Babaji’s ...
On My Way to School
by Johan Reis
Every day, Shawn walks to and from school through his friendly, multicultural neighbourhood. Along the way, he stops to talk with the people in his world. Through his curious and sensitive nature, Shawn comes to understand their hardships, ...
The Small Creatures of the Universe
Turtle and the Bee by Leita H. Saysombath
Elle Bee is a refugee who flees her family when the hive is attacked by hornets. With her closest comrades, Elle Bee settles into a new life, a new hive, and a new land full of different creatures. Near the hive lives the turtle population, and one ...
by Candelario Garcia
Javi, a passionate Jalapeño introduces some of his "compadres" (friends) many of whom have emigrated from various countries. Javi's friends tell about their experiences and share fascinating stories which Javi uses to promote cultural awareness and ...
Gordo and Chico
An Unexpected Friendship by Elizabeth Hope
When Gordo, a gopher—or so he thinks—embarks on an epic journey to the National Park to flee the destruction of his home, he is joined by his newfound friend Chico, a feisty caterpillar, who is en route to Mexico to find his long-lost family. ...
by Tahirih Stube
Aleppo is one of the oldest cities in the world, and before the war it was full of life and colour. Leaving Aleppo was written as an effort to bring about awareness and contribute to international efforts that aid Syrian children and their ...
The Railroad Adventures of Chen Sing
by George Chiang
Experience the action packed adventures of Chen Sing, a teenage boy from China, who ventures far across the world to help build the transcontinental railway through the rugged Rocky Mountains. Natural disasters, wild animals and unforeseen events ...