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VOYAAimed at a younger audience, this book provides a brief look at some of the many different immigrant groups that have made their way to Canada throughout its history. After a passing nod to the Native nations, the author discusses the founding peoples of Canada, the French and the English, focusing on the Acadians, the Filles du Roi, the Loyalists, and the black American slaves each in turn. As time wore on, immigrants from China made their way to Canada to work on the national railway that was under construction, and Icelanders, Ukrainians, and Italians were among those who sought to create better lives for themselves in Canada. Hughes also points out that Canada has not always welcomed immigrants with open arms, and she provides numerous examples of their mistreatment and exploitation. From the beginning of the book, she emphasizes that at present, Canada consists of people who have come from every country in the world, and the nation has been shaped in large measure by all of them. An interesting and informative glimpse into Canada's multicultural makeup, this book would be very useful in a classroom library and would likely circulate well in many public libraries. Although the information it provides is quite basic, it gives enough of an overview to generate interest and perhaps encourage further reading on the topic. The book is attractively designed with plenty of photos and illustrations to engage readers, and a helpful list of further resources. VOYA CODES: 3Q 3P M (Readable without serious defects; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2005, Maple Tree Press, 112p.; Index. Illus. Photos. Further Reading. Chronology., Trade pb. Ages 11 to 14.