Merry Christmas, Anna Hibiscus! (Anna Hibiscus Series)

Written by Atinuke
Illustrated by Lauren Tobia
Published by Candlewick Press

Anna Hibiscus has never been away from her big white house in Nigeria, where baby brothers, many cousins, parents, aunties, uncles, and grandparents are always nearby. But now she’s flying overseas on her own to visit Granny Canada and see snow for the first time! When she lands at the airport, Anna finds herself amid a sea of white faces in a place that is breathtakingly cold. Canada is very different, but Anna learns how to pull on toasty layers of clothing, warms up to Granny’s large dog (who does not live in a pack and bite people), hones her new talent for sledding, and celebrates cozy Christmas rituals—all while keenly missing her cousins. Told with warmth and humor and illustrated in delightful detail, this tale of finding family and belonging far away from home will resonate with every child who’s had to navigate an unfamiliar place.

Primary ISBN: 9781536231212
Publication Date: September 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Chapter Book, Age 06 or older

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Setting: Canada

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Visiting Country

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

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