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“…[Anna’s] sense of herself as a rootless outsider is broadly applicable to other, perhaps all, migrant groups…a moving, inventive and thoughtful look at a way of life many people share.” –Kirkus Reviews


Written by Maxine Trottier
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Published by Groundwood Books

Anna is the child of Mennonites from Mexico, who have come north to harvest fruit and vegetables. Sometimes she feels like a bird, flying north in the spring and south in the fall, sometimes like a jack rabbit in an abandoned burrow, since her family occupies an empty farmhouse near the fields, sometimes like a kitten, as she shares a bed with her sisters . . . But above all Anna wonders what it would be like to be a tree rooted deeply in the earth, watching the seasons come and go, instead of being like a “feather in the wind.”

Primary ISBN: 9780888999757
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 05 or older

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Setting: Mexico, Canada

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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