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Stories of Migration by Women from Around the World

edited by Lorna Jane Harvey

TouchWood Editions
Initial publish date
Nov 2020
Creative Writing, English Language Arts, Social Justice, Social Studies
Grade Levels
10 to 12
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
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Descriptive Review

Ranging from stories of mothers leaving a country voluntarily, to the plight of a young woman fleeing war, these autobiographical essays will resonate with many students’ personal experiences. Most describe multiple migrations to different countries, highlighting how identity can be culturally and geographically constructed. Themes of belonging, perspective, and resilience feature prominently. The core competency of Positive Personal and Cultural Identity is also relevant, since the essays highlight the factors that contribute to a sense of self and the human need to feel part of a community. Some of the women describe their lives during historically important events (for example, the Cuban revolution) and thus their narratives could be used as primary documents for historical research.

Caution: War, dangerous situations, and human rights violations.

200 pp., 5.5 × 8", b&w illustrations

Source: Association of Book Publishers of BC - BC Books for Schools (2021-2022)

About the author

Lorna Jane Harvey is a British, Canadian, and Swiss writer currently located in New Zealand. She has written or edited several books including the novel Jet Black Stones and the book Beverley in 50 Buildings. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and a Masters in Communication and Applied Linguistics.

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