Camels Can Make You Homesick and Other Stories

Camels Can Make You Homesick and Other Stories

Paperback - 1985
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Growing up can be difficult and confusing for anyone--especially if you're growing up in two cultures at the same time.

The five stories in this book examine both the harmonies and dissonances of growing up Canadian and East Indian: young Zorana takes her first trip to Pakistan and rides on a camel; Raj Dhillon spends a night alone learning wilderness survival skills; Amit takes a trip to McDonald's with his Bengali-born grandmother; Jaya perseveres in a performance of Indian classical dancing even after a classmate has tried to wreck her costume; and Shanaz visits an understanding neighbour who helps her see the beautiful aspects of her Muslim heritage.

The kids in Camels Can Make You Homesick are both ordinary and extraordinary, and are always interesting to read about as they cope with the challenge of growing up Canadian and South Asian at the same time.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Lorimer, c1985.
ISBN: 9780888629128
Characteristics: 89 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cserepy, Mary - Illustrator


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