Pier 21: Stories From Near and Far

By Anne Renaud
Ages 9–12

Today, Pier 21 on the Halifax waterfront is Canada’s National Immigration Museum. But for decades, the National Historic Site was Canada’s East Coast gateway. This is the spot where more than a million immigrants first made landfall in Canada, and some 500,000 military personnel set sail for Europe during the world wars. Dense with historical photos and stories, Anne Renaud’s book offers a fascinating look at this revolving door of Canadian history. Accessible and informative, Pier 21 never feels like a history book. It’s the perfect follow-up gift after a visit to the musuem.

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