A New Life

A New Life

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Eight-year-old Khadija, her older brother, Hamza, and their parents have just arrived in Canada from Pakistan. In their classrooms on the first day of school Khadija and Hamza are confronted by a sea of unfamiliar faces. Everyone looks so different from the way they did back home.

At first Khadija and Hamza feel left out at recess, and they both become the targets of school bullies. It's really hard to have to speak English all day long. And Khadija just can't figure out how to get enough water out of the drinking fountain. Hamza, in particular, misses everything about Pakistan -- his friends, his school and his grandmother. But gradually, Khadija and Hamza find new friends and begin to feel more at home.

Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780888999306
Branch Call Number: J FIC Khan 3558
Additional Contributors: Khosravi, Nasrin


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May 05, 2010

rukhsana, came to my school white haven

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