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“A sad, challenging, and ultimately hopeful real-life story.” –Kirkus Reviews

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

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Setting: Canada

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee

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

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