Written by Lisa Allen-Agostini
Published by Random House Children's Books
Moving from Trinidad to Canada wasn’t her idea. But after being hospitalized for depression, her mother sees it as the only option. Now, living with an estranged aunt she barely remembers and dealing with her “troubles” in a foreign country, she feels more lost than ever.
Everything in Canada is cold and confusing. No one says hello, no one walks anywhere, and bus trips are never-ending and loud. She just wants to be home home, in Trinidad, where her only friend is going to school and Sunday church service like she used to do.
But this new home also brings unexpected surprises: the chance at a family that loves unconditionally, the possibility of new friends, and the promise of a hopeful future. Though she doesn’t see it yet, Canada is a place where she can feel at home—if she can only find the courage to be honest with herself.
Primary ISBN: 9781984893581
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Young Adult, Age 14 or older
Community Represented: Trinidadian/Trinidadian American
Setting: Trinidad and Tobago, Canada
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: In Home Country, Immigrant
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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