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Created for the ALA Midwinter Conference by the Ontario Media Development Corporation

 

We are pleased to present this selection of titles from diverse Canadian authors and illustrators whose wonderful books inspire, delight, engage, and tell important stories about our differences and similarities. Find a PDF catalogue of the collection here.

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French Toast

French Toast

by Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by François Thisdale
edition:Hardcover
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, multigenerational, emigration & immigration
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Even though Nan-ma's blind, she sees things others do not. On weekends, I am her neighborhood guide. Today, I fall silent as we pass the school. I stare at my sandals, wishing Nan-ma could walk faster. Then one of the kids--the one who always carries the basketball--shouts, "Hey, French Toast!" Another kid laughs. "Come on, Nan-ma," I say, pulling her. "The park is just up ahead..."

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When the Rain Comes

When the Rain Comes

by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Kim La Fave
edition:Hardcover
tagged : asia, farm & ranch life, self-esteem & self-reliance, girls & women
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As a Boy

As a Boy

by Plan International
edition:Hardcover
tagged : values & virtues, girls & women, boys & men
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Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles

Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles

by Shari Green
edition:Paperback
tagged : multigenerational, marriage & divorce, friendship
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The Mask That Sang

The Mask That Sang

by Susan Currie
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : native canadian, multigenerational, native american
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I Am Not a Number

I Am Not a Number

by Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland
edition:Hardcover
tagged : native canadian, post-confederation (1867-), prejudice & racism, native american
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A Boy Named Queen

A Boy Named Queen

by Sara Cassidy
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged : friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance, peer pressure
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The Stone Thrower

The Stone Thrower

by Jael Ealey Richardson, illustrated by Matt James
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : african american, football, cultural heritage
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Maya

Maya

by Mahak Jain, illustrated by Elly MacKay
edition:Hardcover
tagged : death & dying, emotions & feelings, imagination & play
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Don't Tell, Don't Tell, Don't Tell

Don't Tell, Don't Tell, Don't Tell

by Liane Shaw
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : disabilities & special needs, loners & outcasts, friendship
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Dreaming in Indian

Dreaming in Indian

Contemporary Native American Voices
by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
tagged : native american
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Elliot

Elliot

by Julie Pearson, illustrated by Manon Gauthier, translated by Erin Woods
edition:Hardcover
tagged : orphans & foster homes, adoption, emotions & feelings, rabbits
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Excerpt

This is the story of Elliot, a playful little boy who was full of life. His mother and father loved him very much. BUT… When Elliot cried, his mother and his father did not understand why.

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Malaika’s Costume

Malaika’s Costume

by Nadia L. Hohn & Irene Luxbacher
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : caribbean & latin america, emigration & immigration
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West Meadows Detectives: The Case of the Snack Snatcher

West Meadows Detectives: The Case of the Snack Snatcher

by Liam O'Donnell, illustrated by Aurélie Grand
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged : mysteries & detective stories, friendship, school & education, special needs
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Oscar Lives Next Door

Oscar Lives Next Door

A Story Inspired by Oscar Peterson's Childhood
by Bonnie Farmer, illustrated by Marie Lafrance
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : music, canada
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An Inuksuk Means Welcome

An Inuksuk Means Welcome

by Mary Wallace
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged : customs, traditions, anthropology, alphabet, polar regions
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Child Soldier

Child Soldier

When Boys and Girls Are Used in War
by Michel Chikwanine & Jessica Dee Humphreys, illustrated by Claudia Dávila
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged : military & wars, social activists, africa
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The Way to School

The Way to School

by Rosemary McCarney, with Plan International
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : school & education, africa, asia
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Give Me Wings

Give Me Wings

How a Choir of Slaves Took on the World
by Kathy Lowinger
edition:Hardcover
tagged : civil war period (1850-1877), african american, music
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Through Flood and Fire

Through Flood and Fire

A Second Barr Colony Adventure
by Anne Patton
edition:Paperback
tagged : emigration & immigration
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