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New Canadian Kid/Invisible Kids (print) by Dennis Foon

Two plays for young audiences explore the issues of racism and immigration through the eyes of children.

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New Canadian Kid/Invisible Kids (print)

New Canadian Kid is the story of Nick, a young boy from an imaginary country called Homeland who moves to Canada with his family. There, he is forced to grapple with his fears of a new culture and language, as well as hostile classmates who taunt him for being different. One of Canada’s most widely produced plays for young audiences, it’s been performed around the world.

“Not only a young people’s theatre classic, but a Canadian one as well.” —Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia

Invisible Kids centres on a group of children from a variety of ethnic backgrounds whose own camaraderie fails to instruct them on how to deal with the very adult issues of immigration and institutionalized racism when the sister of one of the children is prevented from joining her family in Canada because of immigrant quotas.

In both plays the spirit of youth prevails over differences in colour and culture, promoting the message that in the end, kids are all the same inside.

Additional Information

Title New Canadian Kid/Invisible Kids (print)
ISBN 13 9780887548307
Genre Drama, Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), Western Canadian Theatre
Contributor(s) Dennis Foon
Agent Michael Petrasek at Kensington Literary, (416) 848-9648
Year 2006

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