Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Pier 21: Stories from Near and Far

This volume from the Canadian Immigration series looks at Pier 21, the set of buildings in Halifax Harbour where generations of people entered Canada to begin new lives. Pier 21 opened in 1928 to receive newcomers after they disembarked from their ships. As presented in this large-format book, its history reflects the major waves of immigration across the Atlantic during the period. Closed in 1971, Pier 21 is now a museum and a national historic site. Photos of people, places, newspaper clippings, and artifacts, along with Cheung’s colorful original illustrations, help readers visualize each event or wave of immigration. Sidebars carry short profiles of individuals along with family snapshots, offering glimpses of those who passed through its doors. While the pages look a bit crowded, the book offers many intriguing details of twentieth-century history, seen through one historically significant Canadian site. Grades 4-7. --Carolyn Phelan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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