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The Queen of New England

Little girl on a sofa wearing plastic crown while reading.
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

In our tiny, rural Québec town, our family has long been considered a bit strange, having moved here from the U.S. in the late ’90s. We are a bilingual household (French and English), and speaking two languages made my three kids unique among their peers at the small elementary school they attended.

One evening, at the dinner table, our eight-year old son began asking me questions about my American mother, his

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