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  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2017


By Angela May George   Illustrated by Owen Swan   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443157308 Hardcover
32 Pages | 9.75" x 10.7" | Ages 4 to 8

I'm called an asylum seeker, but that's not my name.

We came here on a boat. Our trip took so long, sometimes I wondered if I would ever walk on grass again.

A brave little girl and her mother escape a war-torn land. On the difficult sea voyage there is little to eat, but there is abundant love and caring. Her adopted country offers a safe place to live, a new school, and supportive friends. There are also hurtful labels, flashbacks, and the ever-present ache of a missing father. Over time there’s a new job for her mother, time for play, music — even dancing! — and hope for the future.

Timely, powerful and moving, Out celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the darkest times, and the many paths people take to build a new life.