Welcome to our online library.
Our English as a Second Language (ESL) Library contains stories written by newcomers for newcomers, but can be enjoyed by everyone. These stories are a collection of the newcomer experience in Canada told in a first-person voice.
Each storybook in our library is written in the author’s home language with the English translation on the same page. Click on the languages below to access stories written by authors who speak that language.
We hope you enjoy the stories written by newcomers to Canada!
Our books are available in two formats: digital and printable* PDFs. The digital books can be downloaded and viewed as single pages. The printable PDFs (the filename will have “Print” at the end of it) can be printed, double-sided, on a legal (14×8.5″) piece of paper. You can then fold the pages in half and staple them in the middle to create a book.
*We are currently transitioning all books into printable versions. Not every book is available in this format just yet.