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Alone: The Journeys of Three Young Refugees

Written by Paul Tom and Arielle Aaronson (Translator)
Illustrated by Melanie Baillairge
Published by Groundwood Books

Each year, more than 400 minors arrive alone in Canada requesting refugee status. They arrive without their parents, accompanied by no adult at all.

Alone relates the journey of three of them: Afshin, Alain and Patricia. Their story opens a window onto the many heartbreaks, difficult sacrifices and countless hardships that punctuate their obstacle-filled path. But Alone most especially tells of the courage and resilience that these young people demonstrated before being able to finally obtain a life where threats and danger are no longer a part of their everyday existence.

Primary ISBN: 9781773069272
Publication Date: May 2023
Available As: Hardcover
Middle Grade, Graphic Memoir , Age 08 or older

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Setting: Iran, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Canada

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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Trailer for Documentary (French)

Trailer for Documentary (English)