Book List:19 titles
  • Nadia is haunted by World War II. Her memories of the war are messy, coming back to her in pieces and flashes she can't control. Though her adoptive mother says they are safe now, Nadia's flashbacks keep coming. Sometimes she remembers running, hu...


  • The Nazis took Luka from his home in Ukraine and forced him into a labor camp. Now, Luka has smuggled himself out -- even though he left behind his dearest friend, Lida. Someday, he vows, he'll find her again. But first, he must survive. Racing...


  • Lida thought she was safe. Her neighbors wearing the yellow star were all taken away, but Lida is not Jewish. She will be fine, won't she? But she cannot escape the horrors of World War II. Lida's parents are ripped away from her and she is sep...


  • Ali and his fiancée Zeynep dream about leaving their home in Anatolia and building a new life together in Canada. But their homeland is controlled by the Turkish government, which is on the brink of war with Britain and Russia. And although Ali find...


  • When Mama goes to work, She wears her working clothes. She combs her hair, She packs a lunch, She takes her special bag. When Mama goes to work, I wear my playing clothes. I comb my hair, I pack a lunch, I take my special bag. When Mama G...


  • A holiday treat for fans of the Dear Canada series, and all lovers of historical fiction! Friendship and forgiveness are at the heart of this Christmas story. Anya's family was forced to spend part of World War I at Spirit Lake Internment Camp. They ...


  • The heart-wrenching story of one girl's experience at a Ukrainian internment camp in Quebec during World War IAnya's family emigrates from the Ukraine hoping for a fresh start and a new life in Canada. Soon after they cram into a tiny apartment in Mo...



  • Ontario Library Association's Golden Oak Award nominee 2010 OLA's Silver Birch Express nominee 2010 Aram Davidian is one of a group of Armenian refugee orphans who made the trip from Corfu, Greece to a new home in Canada, at a farm in Georgetown, ...






  • ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2009 nominee On the 2009 USBBY list of Outstanding International Books White Pine nominee, 2009 On Resource Link's Best of 2008 List On the Cooperative Children's Book Center Best-of-the-Year list for 2009 Canadi...


  • Due to more mature content, this book is recommended for children 14 and up.The Kobzars were the blind minstrels of Ukraine, who memorized the epic poems and stories of 100 generations. Traveling around the country, they stopped in towns and villages...


  • Silver Birch Express shortlist 2007 Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2007 Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children shortlist, 2007 Golden Oak nominee, 2008 Embark on this gripping adventure! Aram is like all the boy...



  • This heart-warming Ukrainian folktale, set during the Great Famine of the 1930s, tells of a young girl's attempts to save her village from starvation. When soldiers take the village's wheat, Marusia hides just enough to survive. She and her father sh...


  • Commended for the 2004 Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection, short-listed for the 2005 Red Maple Award and Rocky Mountain Book Award When the Armenians of Turkey are marched into the desert to die in 1915, Mariam is rescued by her T...



  • Short-listed for the 2004 Rocky Mountain Book Award and for the 2003 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award and long-listed for the 2002 CBC Canada Reads People's Choice Book Kataryna Baliuk, a gifted fine arts student, is hoping to have a fresh star...



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