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Call Me Aram

New Beginnings


No. of pages 88

Great for age 9-12 years
Aram Davidian, like his fellow orphaned Armenian refugees, is delighted with his new home on a farm in Georgetown, Ontario. But despite the excitement his new surroundings, Aram worries about his young friend Mgerdich, who was injured on the long trip to Canada and is recovering in France. And what is more worrying is that he and the other boys have been assigned new English names. How will their extended families find them one day if all the boys have new identities? Even when their translator assures them that their hosts want only the best for the boys, Aram cannot accept the name David Adams. When Mgerdich finally arrives at the farm, a relieved Aram finds the courage to lead the boys in a gentle revolt. Together, they must find a way to convince the Canadians adults that the boys, as grateful as they are for their new lives, they cannot forget their old ones. They must keep their names.


This book is part of a book series called New Beginnings .

This book has been graded for interest at 9-11 years.

There are 88 pages in this book. This book was published 2008 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside .

Muriel Wood's artwork is acclaimed for its accuracy and attention to detail. She is the illustrator of The Olden Days Coat , Anne of Green Gables , Apples and Angel Ladders , Scared Sarah , Lizzie's Storm , and Old Bird . She lives in Port Hope, Ontario. Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch's award-winning books for young people include Last Airlift, a Red Cedar Information Book Award winner and OLA Red Maple Honour Book. Its sequel, One Step at a Time, won the OLA Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award. Her YA novel Dance of the Banished is a Junior Library Guild Selection for 2015. In 2008, in recognition of her outstanding achievement in the development Ukraine's culture, Marsha was awarded the Order of Princess Olha. She lives in Brantford, Ontario.

This book is in the following series:

New Beginnings

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