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Ting Ting
By author: Kristie Hammond
Selling Points: "immigration, new country, belonging"
Publisher: Sono Nis Press
Pub Date: Feb/01/2014
Pages: 208
Fiction Ages 8-12
Price:  $9.95
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Like any other eight-year-old, Ting has lots to complain about: too much homework, boring lessons, having to live with her annoying cousin. And missing her parents, of course. She’s in China, they’re far away in Canada, and she wishes they would come home right away.

Suddenly, Ting’s life is turned upside down by fighting in a place called Tiananmen Square. Now she’s with her parents again—but in a new country, in a city called Vancouver, where everything is strange. Her cousin doesn’t bother her anymore, but “home” is a tiny, bare apartment with only a ratty sofa for Ting to sleep on. There’s less homework and classes aren’t boring—but Ting can barely understand a word her teachers and classmates are saying.

Ting got her wish, but in an unexpected way. Now she has another—to belong. What will it take for her new wish to come true?
Resource Links - April 1, 2014
"For anyone wanting to understand the difficulties of emigrating...this is a book to show what life is like. Ting Ting is an uplifting character who is able to beat all odds because of her resiliency, character and intelligence."
CM Magazine - February 21, 2014
"The sincerity, genuine emotions and authenticity of the characters, the introduction of traumatic historical events and the vivid description of the settings through the eyes of Ting make this a first-rate fiction title for young readers.. A great addition to all school, public and personal libraries. Highly Recommended."

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