Illustrated by John Mantha; published by Kids Can Press.
Canada is a diverse land with a rich immigration history. Our roots begin with the Aboriginal peoples who have lived here since time immemorial and extend to the wide array of newcomers who have arrived over hundreds of years from almost every part of the globe. People from more than 200 cultures now call Canada home — and each one has a fascinating story to tell. Many of their stories, past and present, and their amazing contributions to this country are told in these pages.
Featuring stories of ethnic groups, mini-profiles, maps, archival documents and first-person accounts, this richly illustrated title is a celebration of multicultural Canada and a comprehensive look at our fascinating immigration history. (Check your library for a copy.)
• Information Book Award, Honour Book, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada
• Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, Finalist, BC Book Prizes
• Honor Book in Social Studies: K-6, Society of School Librarians International
• Our Choice starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• Best Books for 2007, Resource Links
“This outstanding book takes readers on a journey through time, helping them to understand the cultural makeup of this country… Well-researched and informative, with the added appeal of personal anecdotes, this book has a definite place in any school or public library.” Canadian Materials Magazine
“The text explores the subject thoroughly and from a variety of vantage points… Memorable for their frankness are the first-person accounts from a group of young people ranging in age from 11 to 14, from countries like Russia, Ukraine and Chile. While each is delighted to be a new Canadian, many describe the losses and difficulties of all immigrants…” Globe and Mail