Sarah's Stars

Emily Hearn & Marywinn Milne. Our New Home
Second Story Press  $13.95  ISBN 978-1-897187-32-6  129 pg.
Reviewed by Tianna, Age 11

Children from such countries as Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and China describe where they used to live and remember what they were taught and how they played. How different it all was then and how different it is now, especially if they werenít used to the shivery winter temperatures.

Hearn and Milne share stories from children immigrants that have moved to Canada. The stories come from almost any place you can think of. Some of the countries I hadnít even heard of; like Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso or Bangladesh! All of these real life adventures are about real kids moving to another country. Can you imagine what that would be like?

The experiences include terrible things like racism, bullying and so on. It also told experiences of the opposition they faced -how hard it was to leave their hometown; the differences; how they adjusted; the problems they had; and their feelings.

I myself enjoyed the book a lot. Some of the reasons you might want to read it are: it shows what children go through with bullying and racism; that we all are the same and all have troubles; and it tells all about these wonderful, yet shocking experiences. I think that people ages 9 and older would enjoy reading this wonderful book.

This reviewer gives Our New Home 5 thoughtful stars!


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