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category: Children's Nonfiction
published: Mar 2021
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Finding Home

The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees

by Jen Sookfong Lee, illustrated by Drew Shannon

tagged: emigration & immigration, prejudice & racism, non-classifiable

What drives people to search for new homes? From war zones to politics, there are many reasons why people have always searched for a place to call home. In Finding Home: The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees we discover how human migration has shaped our world. We explore its origins and the current issues facing immigrants and refugees today, and we hear the first-hand stories of people who have moved across the globe looking for safety, security and happiness. Author Jen Sookfong Lee shares her personal experience of growing up as the child of immigrants and gives a human face to the realities of being an immigrant or refugee today.

About the Authors

Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised on Vancouver's East Side, and she now lives with her son in North Burnaby. Her books include The Conjoined, nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award and a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; The Better Mother, a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award; The End of East; Gentlemen of the Shade; Chinese New Year and The Animals of Chinese New Year. Jen was a columnist for CBC Radio One's The Next Chapter for many years. She teaches at The Writer's Studio Online with Simon Fraser University, edits fiction for Wolsak & Wynn and co-hosts the literary podcast Can't Lit.

Drew Shannon is an illustrator living in Toronto whose work has been published by The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Reader's Digest and more. He's also the co-creator of the young adult detective comic series The Montague Twins.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
8 to 12
3 to 7
Reading age:
8 to 12
Editorial Reviews

“At a time when immigration and refugees are major talking points in global politics, this is a very comprehensive title for readers who want to know more…A good addition to any school or public library, which spotlights the varied experiences of immigrants.”

— School Library Journal

“An accessible yet comprehensive introduction to immigration.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Timely and educational, Finding Home will foster among readers a greater understanding of human migration and empathy for the thousands of immigrants and refugees who seek a better life in their adopted country. Highly Recommended.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Timely and an important educational tool.”

— Lauren Dembicky, Vancouver Writers Fest

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