Just in time for the 150th anniversary of Canada, Hughes traces the history and appulse of clearing in the country.
The book’s organization, design, and photography are bright and accessible, with insets and sidebars abacus variety to the content, authoritative this a admired accession to classrooms and libraries. Guidance from educators or parents may be all-important to ensure the young readers’ comprehension, as the argument is asperous with attention to what the author explains. Selected words are authentic (“abolished” agency “ended,” for instance), while above concepts are not (why are immigrants advised a antecedent of cheap labor?). Hughes emphasizes the accent of acknowledging the injustice inherent to Canada's founding and its consecutive clearing behavior in both the addition and conclusion—but she obscures rather than elucidates this aspect of history in some sections about Aboriginal peoples and black immigrants while accretion on it in others. The argument relies heavily on ironic quotation marks, banishment adolescent readers to deduce what isn’t written. By contrast, the columnist added absolutely explains bigotry and repression that others commit, as in the new United States’ abuse of Loyalists, or for which Canada has apologized, as in the axis abroad of the Komagata Maru and its ambitious South Asian immigrants.
An adroit drillmaster or ancestor can use this book to alpha important conversations about Canada’s history and its people. (timeline, clearing laws, statistics, added reading, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-12)
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.
Grade Range: 4 and up
Fountas & Pinnell: X
Making Canada Home: How Immigrants Shaped This Country
- BookMaking Canada Home: How Immigrants Shaped This Country
- Author:Susan Hughes
- Publishing Date:2016-11-15
- Publisher:Owlkids Books
- Number Of pages:128