Making Canada Home: How Immigrants Shaped This Country by Susan HughesMaking Canada Home: How Immigrants Shaped This Country by Susan Hughes

Making Canada Home: How Immigrants Shaped This Country

bySusan Hughes

Hardcover | November 15, 2016

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People from every single country in the world call Canada home. From the very first arrivals as long as 30,000 years ago—the ancestors of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples—right up until today, people have settled in this country to build a better life.

Making Canada Home chronicles the country’s major waves of immigration, from welcoming early European arrivals to becoming a modern-day safe haven for refugees. The book also acknowledges times when Canada has not been especially welcoming. It explores how each period of immigration has shaped the laws, values, and face of Canada on the way to today’s multicultural society.

This book is a rich and thorough source of informational text, packed with primary sources including compelling personal accounts, historic documents, memorabilia, and archival photographs, as well as maps, sidebars, a timeline, and a glossary. Publishing in anticipation of Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017, Making Canada Home will be a valuable resource to help young Canadians understand their country’s history and identity, and feel proud to call Canada home.
SUSAN HUGHES is the author of over 30 children's books, both fiction and non-fiction, including Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Schools around the World. Her books have been shortlisted for many Forest of Reading awards, the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction, and the TD Children's Literature Award. She lives w...
Title:Making Canada Home: How Immigrants Shaped This CountryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:November 15, 2016Publisher:Owlkids Books Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771472022

ISBN - 13:9781771472029


Editorial Reviews

"A strength of this work is Hughes' celebration of Canada without ignoring its history of racist policies towards immigrants and ethnic Canadians alike...a good introduction to Canadian history focusing upon the people of the country and the lands from which they came. Recommended." - Canadian Review of Materials