Governor General's Award: Illustration, 2011, Short-listed, Migrant.
New York Times Best Illustrated, 2011, Commended, Migrant.
ALA Notable Chilren's Books List, 2012, Commended, Migrant.
2012 USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2012, Commended, Migrant.
2012 Notable Books for a Global Society Book Award , 2012, Winner, Migrant.
Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Honour Book, 2012, Winner, Migrant.
6th Annual ReadBoston Best Read Aloud Book Award., 2012, Short-listed, Migrant.
Ruth and Syliva Schwartz Children's Picture Book Award, 2012, Short-listed, Migrant.
The words and images could stand alone as feats of artistic excellence. Together, they form a package that should become a staple for kids learning about Canada’s diverse population.
- Quill & Quire, starred review
Lyrical metaphors comparing Anna to various animals reveal her connection to nature, her vivid imagination, and her heartfelt desire to feel more settled.
- Language Arts
New York Times Top 10 Book of the year, 2011.
- The New York Times Book Review
The illustrations...will grab the attention of those sharing this book.
- Sal's Fiction Addiction
Migrant does a rare thing in children’s books of this type: it teaches without being pedantic
- 32 Pages
- Canadian Children's Book News
...a wonderful addition to any book collection...
- CM Magazine
Without a heavy message, this sensitive offering captures a small child’s experience of constant upheaval as she flies like a feather in the wind.
Separating this work from other children's books about migration and work is the focus on Mexico's Mennonite community and the issues faced by some of its members in Canada and Mexico.
- Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children
"...moving, inventive and thoughtful..."
- Kirkus Reviews