From as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by other cultures and eager to know about countries around the world.
This fascination has led to traveling, learning about global holidays, attending pow-wows…
…writing to overseas pen pals, learning Scottish Highland dancing, volunteering at a First Nations wilderness camp…
…AND writing about other cultures!
Immigration to Canada – Then and Now is a new series of educational books published by Beech Street books. I was thrilled last winter when Red Line Editorial invited me to write one of these books, and am celebrating receiving my author copy of Chinese Immigrants in Canada!
An Educational Experience
What an educational experience it was for me to learn about this strong, determined, resourceful, industrious ethnic group in Canada. I have enormous respect for the Chinese immigrants and Canadian-born Chinese people who battled hardships with dignity.
I didn’t know how much I didn’t know about Canada and immigration, until I began gathering information. What a valuable experience!
Let me encourage you to “go back to school” and have a look at some of the fascinating people groups in your country. I’m sure you will be as inspired as I am at their journey and accomplishments. Here are some links to whet your interest!
The History of Immigration to Canada
The History of Immigration to the United States
The History of Immigration to Britain
And here is a link showing another children’s educational book I wrote for Beech Street Books about sustainability.
If you or someone you know is a teacher or librarian, and are interested in these books, you can purchase them at the publisher’s website, or on Amazon.
5 thoughts on “Culture, geography, history and inspiration – Chinese Immigrants in Canada”
Immigration stories can be fascinating and this looks like a beautiful set of books. Congratulations on your Beech St. titles!
Thank you Marcia! I hope they are as interesting for the kids to read as they were for me to write!
Congratulations, Ramona! What a fantastic topic to write about – it must have been so interesting to do the research!
Thanks, Sheryl, it WAS interesting. I love to research, although I have a lot to learn about researching well. I’m looking forward to hearing about your latest writing projects!