There is so much talk about immigrants these days. Children, of course, become aware of what is going on in the world around them as well. This book will be a good conversation starter for both emigrant children and those who go to school, play and live along with them.
In this picture book, Salma is newly arrived in Vancouver and is adjusting to life there. She misses home and notes that her mother is very sad as well. Salma would like to cheer her up. How she goes about doing this is the subject of this story.
I liked that in Salma’s world adults tried to understand and help her. This is a perfect model to put forward.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.