The Boat People by Sharon Bala

A young Sri Lanka father risks everything to escape the civil war and bring his six year old son to Canada, to safety. The book tells the story of what he had to do to survive the terrorists before he fled and the story of the people who must listen to his story and determine whether or not it is safe to let him into the country. The beauty of the book is that it shows the complexities faced by all parties as they strive to understand each other. A beautiful and timely novel.