From Far Away
Written by Saoussan Askar
and Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Rebecca Green
Published by Annick Press
When Saoussan immigrated with her family from war-torn Lebanon, she was only seven years old. This picture book tells the story of how she had to adjust to her new home in Canada. She describes the frustration of not understanding the teacher when she started school, not knowing how to ask to go to the bathroom, and being terrified of a Halloween skeleton. This is the perfect book to help kids empathize with immigrant children whose experiences are very similar to Saoussan’s.
Primary ISBN: 9781554519408
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Picture Book, Age 06 or older
Community Represented: Lebanese/Lebanese American, Muslim/Muslim American
Themes: Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict, Welcoming by School
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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