SKU: 9780779113538.

Dear Canada: An Ocean Apart

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Mei-ling lives with her father in Vancouver, but her mother and baby brother are still in China. Mei-Ling works after school, and her father holds down several jobs, in a frantic effort to come up with the head tax that will allow her mother and brother to come to Canada. They must have that money before the Exclusion Act bars any more Chinese from immigrating.

Mei-ling cannot stop thinking about what will happen if they are unable to come up with the money to reunite their family?

  • ISBN: 9780779113538
  • Author: Gillian Chan
  • 216 pages
  • Ages: 8-12

Each fictional diary invites readers into the world of a girl living through a particular period in Canada's past. Gillian Chan's latest addition illustrates the effect the Chinese Head Tax has on one young girl and her family.

Mei-ling and her father are struggling to pay the head tax that will allow her mother and brother, who are still living in China, to come to Canada. They must have that money before the impending Exclusion Act bars any more Chinese from immigrating. What will happen if they can't come up with enough in time to reunite their family?

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 14 × 2.1 × 19.4 cm
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