We Belong Here

Frieda Wishinsky and Ruth Ohi

Scholastic

We Belong Here

Frieda Wishinsky and Ruth Ohi

Scholastic

In troubling times, two very different children find power in friendship and solidarity. Eve Bloom doesn’t like being taunted at school for being a newcomer. This is her home. When Eve notices the same children bullying Mark Nakamura for his Japanese culture, she jumps in to defend him. A fast friendship forms, built on shared stories, loyalty and laughter. When Eve’s family’s business is threatened, and Mark’s father may need to move again to find work, Eve’s clever thinking shows everyone that when friends help one another the whole community is better together.

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Frieda Wishinsky has written over 70 books for children, including Alfie, No!; Oonga Boonga; You're Mean, Lily Jean; the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award winner Please, Louise!; the middle-grade series Survival, and the non-fiction books Explorers Who Made It . . . or Died Trying; Everything but the Kitchen Sink and Colossal Canada.

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Ruth Ohi has illustrated more than sixty children’s books — several of which she has also written, including Choose Kindness, Friends for Real (written by Ted Staunton), No Help Wanted!, the Fox and Squirrel series and Scribble. Her books have been nominated for many prestigious awards, including the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, Mr.

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