Migrant by Maxine Trottier

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Anna is the child of Mennonites from Mexico, who have come north to harvest fruit and vegetables. Sometimes she feels like a bird, flying north in the spring and south in the fall, sometimes like a jackrabbit in an abandoned burrow, since her family occupies an empty farmhouse near the fields, sometimes like a kitten, as she shares a bed with her sisters . . . But above all Anna wonders what it would be like to be a tree rooted deeply in the earth, watching the seasons come and go, instead of being like a "feather in the wind."

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Maxine Trottier was born in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan on May 3, 1950. She moved to Windsor, Ontario in Canada with her family ten years later. In 1974 she became a Canadian citizen; she holds U.S. citizenship as well. She attended several years of school at Ardmore Elementary in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, but her education was completed in Canada. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. Maxine was an elementary school teacher for 31 years, and it was only after retiring that she began to write children's books. David Craig is a highly acclaimed Canadian artist and illustrator whose work has earned him international recognition. He is the inaugural winner of the James Madison Book Award for his work in First to Fly: How Wilbur and Orville Wright Invented the Airplane. Raised in Ottawa, Ontario, David lives in Mississauga, Ontario.
Published March 1, 2011 by Groundwood Books. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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She shares her bed with other girls like a litter of kittens and compares the voices of local residents speaking in unfamiliar languages to “a thousand crickets all singing a different song.” Arsenault’s mixed-media images of doll-like figures in overalls and long print dresses, hats and headscar...

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