Finding Home: The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees

Orca. (Orca Think: Bk. 1). Mar. 2021. 120p. Tr $24.95. ISBN 9781459818996.
Gr 4-9–Lee, a Chinese Canadian author who was born and raised on Vancouver’s East Side and is the child of immigrants, writes about the history of human migration due to war, persecution, and opportunity. The text is divided into four chapters: “The History of Human Migration,” “Migration Today,” “Racism and Hardship,” and “Life in a New Country.” Each of these sections contains vignettes from immigrants and describes the reasons why they immigrated, where they immigrated from, and how they transitioned to their new home. 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. Each chapter addresses questions, such as “What is decolonization?,” “What makes people emigrate?,” and “Why are people against immigrants?” “Migration Facts” and “Moving On” sidebars are included throughout to provide additional information that is relevant but might not fit elsewhere. The lighthearted illustrations brighten the complex subject matter. A glossary and an annotated bibliography of other print, online, and video resources are included in the back matter.
VERDICT A good addition to any school or public library, which spotlights the varied experiences of immigrants.

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