"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 prop skeleton. This is the perfect book to help kids empathize with immigrant children whose experiences are very similar to Saoussan's."--… (more)
The 1995 edition has illustrations by Michael Martchenko. The 2017 edition has illustrations by Rebecca Green and a revised text.
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This is the story of Saoussan who comes to the Canada from Lebanon and finds adjusting to life in her new country challenging, yet exciting. The book does a good job of talking about war and cultural adjustment in a way younger children can understand.