Pier 21 : stories from near and far
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Pier 21 : stories from near and far

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Pier 21 : stories from near and far
Call No: J 325.71 R39p

Call NumberJ 325.71 R39p
Dates[2008]; ©2008
Statement of Responsibilitywritten by Anne Renaud.
Creators & ContributorsRenaud, Anne (author)
Fripp, Alison (editor)
Nolan, Meghan (editor)
Cheung, Aries (illustrator)
SummaryFrom 1928 to 1971, a cavernous, shed-like building stood on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, greeting newcomers while bidding farewell to its own. Located in Halifax Harbour, Pier 21 was the first part of Canada visited by immigrants travelling from the East, and the last view of home for Canadians departing for Europe. To all Canadians, it was an iconic landmark that stood for something more than itself during a period of turmoil and change. In Pier 21, Anne Renaud sheds light on an experience shared by so many. In clear easy-to-read language, she chronicles the diversity of the immigrant experience and gives voice to those whose accounts might have otherwise been lost forever. Over the course of nearly half a century, Pier 21 welcomed more than one million immigrants, just as it saw nearly 500,000 service personnel off during World War II. Renaud records a wide range of experiences across different ages and backgrounds, exploring issues of prejudice, hope and uncertainty. Pier 21 reproduces the accounts of home children and guest children, soldiers and war brides, refugees and displaced persons-all carried to and from its doors by great ocean liners, military ships and small sailing vessels. —Publisher
  • First, there was Pier 2
  • A mighty blast
  • Pier 21
  • 1928–1938
  • World War II
  • Guest children
  • War brides
  • The aftermath of war
  • The Hungarian Revolution and the 56ers
  • 1960–1971
  • Pier 21 revisited
Physical Description 24 pages : illustrations (some colour), color maps ; 28 x 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherMontréal : Lobster Press
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Ages 8–10
RecognitionGifted in 2008 by Lobster Press