From Far Away

Story by Robert Munsch and Saoussan Askar
Illustrated by Rebecca Green
Annick Press
Ages 4 to 8

Originally published in 1995, this updated version tells the real-life story of Saoussan Askar, a young Lebanese girl who moved to Canada with her family after a war broke out in her home country. An accurate portrayal of the struggles children face with culture shock and language barriers when integrating into society. This book is a helpful resource for immigrant children as well as their classmates to better understand what some of their peers are going through.

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