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From Far Away

From Far Away

Interest Age: 5–8
Grade: k–3
Reading Level:
Common Core Correlations
CCSS.ELA-Literacy Strand-Reading literature:
SL.3.1,1a,1c,1d,2,3,
W.3.1,2,3,4,5,7,8,10
RL.3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,1
RF.3.3,3b,3c,3d,4,4a
L.3.3,3b,4,4a,5,5b,5

Hardcover (Picture book) : 9781554519408, 32 pages, August 2017 , 9.00" x 9.00"
Paperback (Picture book) : 9781554519392, 32 pages, August 2017 , 9.00" x 9.00"
Rights sold: simplified Chinese

Description

 

When Saoussan immigrated with her family from war-torn Lebanon, she was only seven years old. This picture book tells the story of how she had to adjust to her new home in Canada. She describes the frustration of not understanding the teacher when she started school, not knowing how to ask to go to the bathroom, and being terrified of a Hallowe’en skeleton. This is the perfect book to help kids empathize with immigrant children whose experiences are very similar to Saoussan’s.

 

Awards

  • Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2018

Reviews

“The timing of this reissue is spot on . . .   [recommended] for all school and public libraries. ” 

- Resource Links, 12/17

“[An] ultimately hopeful real-life story. ” 

- Kirkus Reviews, 07/15/17

“This story remains very relevant. ” 

- Gathering Books, 11/27/17

“More relevant today than ever. ” 

- Best Books for Kids and Teens, Spring/18

“[A] still-relevant refugee story, especially helpful as a conversation starter. ”

- School Library Journal Xpress, 10/17

“An important story to make students empathize with the challenges newcomer children face. It can also assure newcomer children that they will learn English and adjust to a new way of life. ”

- CM Reviews, 12/01/17