Nora and her family have just arrived from Russia and are making a new home on the American frontier. The prairie is very different from the forested hills Nora is used to. Most of all, it’s lonely. Papa has the cows he sings to as he milks them. Baby brother Milo has a dog to follow him wherever he goes. But Nora has no one and nothing to call her own until Papa brings home a dozen chicks and two geese. Nora names each one, and they follow her everywhere — even to church! But what will happen when one of her beloved chicks goes missing?
Culture/Ethnicity; Immigrants and refugees; immigrant family; immigrant children; immigrant parents; relocation; resettlement; emigration
mother and father
Cybils Awards, 2013, Nominee, Elementary and Middle Grade(Fiction Picture Books)
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014 Historical Fiction
Choices, 2014 Picture Books for School-Age Children
farm; Russia; prairie; dog; horses; cow; chicks; loneliness; new friend; homesick; hopeful; church
Maclachlan, Patricia, "Nora's Chicks" (2013). Diverse Families. 1808.