Written by Alisa Siegel
Published by Second Story Press
On a freezing cold winter night, nine-year-old Konisola and her mother step off a plane in Canada. Their home in Nigeria is no longer safe for them, and they are taking the biggest chance of their lives to travel across the world in search of refuge. Soon after they land, disaster strikes, Konisola’s mother falls ill and they become separated. Konisola is forced to fend for herself in a strange country, with no family and no friends. Then she meets a remarkable nurse and things begin to change for the better. But Konisola’s future remains uncertain. Will this new life she has found be taken from her? Inspired by a true story.
Publication Date: March 2020
Available As: Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Middle Grade , Age 09 or older
Themes: Adoption, Audiobook, Canadian Connection, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Celebrations & Traditions, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Discrimination: Language Ability, Family Relationship: Parents, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: Economic Crisis, Refugee: Persecution, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim, Welcoming by Community
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Refugee
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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