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#IdleNoMore

#IdleNoMore

And the Remaking of Canada
by Ken Coates
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age: 14 to 18
Grade: 9 to 12
tagged : native american studies, indigenous studies, Language Arts, Aboriginal Studies, History, Aboriginal, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit

Idle No More bewildered many Canadians. Launched by four women in Saskatchewan in reaction to a federal omnibus budget bill, the protest became the most powerful demonstration of Aboriginal identity in Canadian history. Thousands of aboriginal people and their supporters took to the streets, shopping malls, and other venues, drumming, dancing, and …

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Through Flood and Fire

Through Flood and Fire

A Second Barr Colony Adventure
by Anne Patton
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age: 10 to 18
Grade: 4 to 6
tagged : emigration & immigration

After travelling thousands of miles, Dorothy Bolton is still getting used to her new home in Canada — and on the prairies no less. The Barr Colonists who arrived with Dorothy and her family are getting restless. Fires and floods consume homes and resources, and many promises made to them before leaving England have proven false.

But Dorothy's fath …

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The Education of Augie Merasty

The Education of Augie Merasty

A Residential School Memoir
by Joseph A. Merasty & David Carpenter
edition:Hardcover
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age: 13 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
tagged : cultural heritage, post-confederation (1867-)

"This story of a child is heartbreaking and important. It brings into dramatic focus why we need reconciliation." - James Daschuk, author of Clearing the Plains

This memoir offers a courageous and intimate chronicle of life in a residential school.

Now a retired fisherman and trapper, the author was one of an estimated 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, …

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Payepot and His People

Payepot and His People

by Abel Watetch, introduction by David R. Miller
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age: 13 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
tagged : native americans, indigenous studies, Language Arts, History, Aboriginal Studies, Aboriginal, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit

Payepot and His People was first published serially by The Western Producer. In 1957 it was published in book form by the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society.

Abel Watetch was a nephew of Chief Payepot and a veteran of World War I. As noted in the introduction to the 1957 edition, Watetch had earlier set down in "fine, clear handwriting" the p …

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West to the Bay

West to the Bay

by Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
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age: 14 to 18
Grade: 5 to 12
tagged : historical, Canadian Studies, Language Arts, History, Race, Colour, Ethnic Origin

In 1750, Thomas Gunn, along with three friends, join the Hudson's Bay Company and sail from Stromness on the Orkney Islands of northern Scotland to York Factory fort on Hudson's Bay. They believe they are starting a new and exciting life in what is called Rupert's Land, but tragedy follows them, striking for the first time on the ship.

At the fort …

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Adeline's Dream

Adeline's Dream

by Linda Aksomitis
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age: 9 to 11
Grade: 4 to 6
tagged : post-confederation (1867-)
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The Comic Book War

The Comic Book War

by Jacqueline Guest
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age: 12 to 14
Grade: 7 to 9
tagged : superheroes

Can three comic-book superheroes, and a rock that falls from the sky, really protect Robert Tourond's brothers as they fight the enemy in Europe during World War II? It's 1943 and World War II is raging. 13-year-old Robert Tourond is safe at home in Calgary, but his three brothers are all overseas, fighting the Nazis. A dreamer, Robert closely foll …

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The Nutmeg Princess

The Nutmeg Princess

by Richardo Keens-Douglas, illustrated by Annouchka Galouchko
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 1 to 4
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : caribbean & latin america

A powerful modern fable about friendship, faith, and the nature of beauty.

Best friends Aglo and Petal live on a small island in the Caribbean called the Isle of Spice (based on Grenada). When Petite Mama tells them the story of a mysterious nutmeg princess whom only she has seen, Aglo and Petal decide they must go and ind the elusive princess thems …

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Razia's Ray of Hope

Razia's Ray of Hope

One Girl's Dream of an Education
by Elizabeth Suneby, illustrated by Suana Verelst
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
Reading age: 8 to 12
tagged : school & education, middle east, girls & women

Razia is excited when her grandfather tells her there's a school for girls being built in their Afghan village. At last, girls will have the same opportunity to be educated as boys. “Every night I fell asleep dreaming about going to school like my brothers,” she says. Her grandfather wants Razia to enroll in the school. He remembers a time, bef …

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Up Above and Down Below

Up Above and Down Below

by Paloma Valdivia
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age: 4 to 6
Grade: p to 2
tagged : prejudice & racism

“In the world, there are different kinds of people,” opens Up Above and Down Below. The ones on the top think the ones on the bottom are different. The ones down below they think the ones up above are different. But what if they all turned themselves upside down? Would everyone find that they’re all the same, except in a few small ways? 
Thr …

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Queer Monologues

Queer Monologues

Stories of LGBT Youth
producer For the Love of Learning
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age: 13 to 15
Grade: 9 to 10
tagged : lgbt, teenagers, Humanities, Language Arts, Social Sciences, LGBTQ

Queer Monologues: Stories of LBGT Youth, produced by For the Love of Learning (FTLOL), offers queer youth a safe, creative outlet to share their concerns, hopes, and personal stories with the community-at-large. If an individual is unable to be themselves, the consequences can be emotional, physical, and mental harm. When feelings are shared within …

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Playing With Matches

Playing With Matches

by Suri Rosen
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age: 13
Grade: 9 to 12
tagged : love & romance

When 16-year-old Raina Resnick is expelled from her Manhattan private school, she’s sent to live with her strict aunt — but Raina feels like she’s persona non grata no matter where she goes. Her sister, Leah, blames her for her broken engagement, and she’s a social pariah at her new school. In the tight-knit Jewish community, Raina finds sh …

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Soapstone Signs

Soapstone Signs

by Jeff Pinkney, illustrated by Darlene Gait
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : native canadian, art & architecture

One spring, a nine-year-old Cree boy is visited by a master soapstone carver named Lindy, who gives him four pieces of soapstone. The primary secret to carving, the boy learns, is recognizing that each piece of soapstone already holds its true form inside. Lindy teaches the boy to listen to the soapstone and look to the world around him for signs a …

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Broken Circle

Broken Circle

The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools: A Memoir
by Theodore Fontaine
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tagged : native americans, native american studies, native american

Now an approved curriculum resource for grade 9–12 students in British Columbia and Manitoba.

 

Theodore (Ted) Fontaine lost his family and freedom just after his seventh birthday, when his parents were forced to leave him at an Indian residential school by order of the Roman Catholic Church and the Government of Canada. Twelve years later, he lef …

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Aziz the Storyteller

Aziz the Storyteller

by Vi Hughes, illustrated by Stefan Czernecki
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
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In this enchanting tale set in the Middle East, all the stories are woven into a magic carpet waiting to be told. When young Aziz learns that he is to become the new storyteller, he is forced to make a decision that will change his life forever.

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Not My Girl

Not My Girl

by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 2
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : native canadian, native american, parents

Margaret can’t wait to see her family, but her homecoming is not what she expected.

Two years ago, Margaret left her Arctic home for the outsiders’ school. Now she has returned and can barely contain her excitement as she rushes towards her waiting family—but her mother stands still as a stone. This strange, skinny child, with her hair cropped …

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Community Soup

Community Soup

illustrated by Alma Fullerton
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: p to 3
tagged : africa, humorous stories, homelessness & poverty

In a garden outside a Kenyan schoolhouse, teachers and students are gathering their vegetables for soup. But all Kioni brought today were her troublesome goats. How can they contribute?

In a garden outside a Kenyan schoolhouse children are working together to harvest the vegetables they have grown and make them into a soup for everyone to share. But …

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Shi-shi-etko

Shi-shi-etko

by Nicola Campbell, illustrated by Kim LaFave
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age: 4 to 7
Grade: p to 2
Reading age: 4 to 7
tagged : native canadian, post-confederation (1867-), new experience

Winner of the Anskohk Aboriginal Children's Book of the Year Award. Finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award

In just four days young Shi-shi-etko will have to leave her family and all that she knows to attend residential school.

She spends her last days at home treasu …

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The First Mosquito

The First Mosquito

by Caroll Simpson
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 2 to 5
tagged : native canadian
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The First Beaver

The First Beaver

by Caroll Simpson
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: k to 3
tagged : emotions & feelings
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The Legend of the Buffalo Stone

The Legend of the Buffalo Stone

by Dawn Sprung, illustrated by Charles Bullshields
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 5
tagged : native canadian
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If You Live Like Me

If You Live Like Me

by Lori Weber
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age: 14 to 16
Grade: 6 to 9
tagged : adolescence, new experience

“Weber writes with a light touch and a keen ear for teen dialogue and concerns.” —CM Magazine

 

Before her plane even touches down in Newfoundland, Cheryl is already plotting her escape. She knows life on this rock will be no better than it was in the other places she’s been forced to live ever since her parents launched their cross-Canada to …

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The Salmon Twins

The Salmon Twins

by Caroll Simpson
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: k to 3
tagged : native canadian

In her third book inspired by First Nations’ stories, children’s author and illustrator Caroll Simpson explains the significance of community values. She introduces readers to a world of creatures like Sea Lion, Killer Whale, Dogfish and Kingfisher. Her dramatic tale of young twins and their transformation shows how working together keeps a com …

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No Place for Kids

No Place for Kids

by Alison Lohans
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 6 to 9
tagged : runaways, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse

Finalist, Saskatchewan Book Awards, Best Children’s Book

 

 

 

Sisters Jennifer and Sarah were once part of a happy, stable family, but their idyllic life comes to an abrupt halt with the death of their mother. Unable to cope with his grief and the needs of his two young daughters, their father finds comfort in alcohol, gets fired from his job, and l …

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Brothers of the Wolf

Brothers of the Wolf

by Caroll Simpson
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 2 to 5
tagged : wolves & coyotes, native canadian
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The Last Train

The Last Train

A Holocaust Story
by Rona Arato
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age: 9 to 18
Grade: 6 to 12
tagged : historical, holocaust, siblings, judaism

The Last Train is the harrowing true story about young brothers Paul and Oscar Arato and their mother, Lenke, surviving the Nazi occupation during the final years of World War II. Living in the town of Karcag, Hungary, the Aratos felt insulated from the war — even as it raged all around them. Hungary is allied with Germany to protect its citizens …

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The Matatu

The Matatu

by Eric Walters & Eva Campbell
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : africa, country & ethnic, african

Do you know why dogs always chase after the matatus?

Kioko had been watching the matatus come and go for as long as he could remember. But today, for his fifth birthday, he climbs aboard one with his grandfather. As the matatu pulls away from the market, the village dogs chase after them. When Kioko asks his grandfather why the dogs always bark and …

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The Inuit Thought of It

The Inuit Thought of It

Amazing Arctic Innovations
by Alootook Ipellie & David MacDonald
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age: 9 to 11
Grade: 4 to 6
Reading age: 9 to 11
tagged : polar regions

Today’s Arctic communities have all the comforts of modern living. Yet the Inuit survived in this harsh landscape for hundreds of years with nothing but the land and their own ingenuity. Join authors Alootook Ipellie and David MacDonald as they explore the amazing innovations of traditional Inuit and how their ideas continue to echo around the wo …

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Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged!

Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged!

by Jody Nyasha Warner, illustrated by Richard Rudnicki
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age: 5 to 9
Grade: k to 4
Reading age: 5 to 9
tagged : women, post-confederation (1867-), prejudice & racism

Finalist for the 2011 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction

"On behalf of the Nova Scotia government, I sincerely apologize to Mrs. Viola Desmond’s family and to all African Nova Scotians for the racial discrimination she was subjected to by the justice system … We recognize today that the act for which Viola Desmond was arrested …

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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
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age: 10 to 14
Grade: 5 to 9
Reading age: 10 to 14
tagged : military & wars, social activists, africa

Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his school-yard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a soldier for a brutal rebel militia. Against the odds, Michel managed to escape and find his way back to his family, but he was never the same again. After immigrating to Canada, Michel was encouraged …

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The Stone Thrower

The Stone Thrower

by Jael Ealey Richardson, illustrated by Matt James
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age: 5 to 9
Grade: p to 4
Reading age: 5 to 9
tagged : african american, football, cultural heritage

The African-American football player Chuck Ealey grew up in a segregated neighborhood of Portsmouth, Ohio. Against all odds, he became an incredible quarterback. But despite his unbeaten record in high school and university, he would never play professional football in the United States.

Chuck Ealey grew up poor in a racially segregated community th …

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Give Me Wings

Give Me Wings

How a Choir of Slaves Took on the World
by Kathy Lowinger
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age: 11 to 14
Grade: 6 to 9
Reading age: 11 to 14
tagged : civil war period (1850-1877), african american, music
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The Contest

The Contest

by Caroline Stellings
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, prejudice & racism, native american

Rosy is thrilled when she learns she could win a set of L.M. Montgomery's books from the library in an Anne of Green Gables look-alike contest. But will Rosy, a half-Native brunette, be able to compete with her red-haired and freckled friend Lydia?

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Dreaming in Indian

Dreaming in Indian

Contemporary Native American Voices
by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale
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age: 12 to 18
Grade: 6 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : native american, canada, aboriginal & indigenous

A highly-acclaimed anthology about growing up Native—now in paperback.

*Best Books of 2014, American Indians in Children’s Literature *Best Book of 2014, Center for the Study of Multicultural Literature *2015 USBBY Outstanding International Book Honor List

A collection truly universal in its themes, Dreaming in Indian will shatter commonly held s …

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Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

by Chieri Uegaki, illustrated by Qin Leng
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: p to 3
Reading age: 4 to 8
tagged : music, multigenerational, asian american

In this beautifully written picture book, Hana Hashimoto has signed up to play her violin at her school's talent show. The trouble is, she's only a beginner, and she's had only three lessons. Her brothers insist she isn't good enough. “It's a talent show, Hana,” they tell her. “You'll be a disaster!” Hana remembers how wonderfully her talen …

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End of the Line

End of the Line

by Sharon E. McKay
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age: 8 to 11
Grade: 3 to 7
Reading age: 8 to 11
tagged : holocaust, jewish, europe

Ordinary citizens risk everything to save a young Jewish girl in wartime Holland.

Five-year-old Beatrix looks on in horror as the soldier forces her mother off the tram. It is 1942 in Amsterdam, and everyone knows what happens to Jews who are taken away by the Nazis. The soldier turns his attention to Beatrix, when suddenly, the ticket-taker, Lars G …

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A Family Is a Family Is a Family

A Family Is a Family Is a Family

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Qin Leng
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age: 4 to 7
Grade: k to 2
Reading age: 4 to 7
tagged : parents, orphans & foster homes

When a teacher asks her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different, but the same in one important way ...

When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways — but the same in the one way that matters most of all.

One ch …

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Every Day is Malala Day

Every Day is Malala Day

by Rosemary McCarney, with Plan International
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Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance, homelessness & poverty, prejudice & racism

This is a letter of sisterhood to Malala Yousafzai, written from the perspective of girls around the world who share her belief that every girl has the right to go to school, and who represent the many barriers a girl can face when trying to get an education. After being shot by the Taliban for the simple act of going to school in her native Pakist …

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The Hill

The Hill

by Karen Bass
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age: 12 to 18
Grade: 7 to 12
tagged : survival stories, native american, horror & ghost stories, thrillers & suspense

Seeking cell phone reception after a remote plane crash, city kid Jared and local Kyle scale a hill that Kyle’s Cree grandmother has forbidden him to climb. Coming down the next day, the boys find that the plane has disappeared, the forest has changed, and something is hunting them. A modern imagining of the Cree Wîhtiko legend.

Jared’s plane h …

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When the Rain Comes

When the Rain Comes

by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Kim La Fave
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: k to 3
tagged : asia, farm & ranch life, self-esteem & self-reliance, girls & women

“Although set in faraway Sri Lanka, Fullerton’s rhythmic tale holds a universal message: that even the smallest and youngest among us can summon up the courage to face, and overcome, the most gargantuan challenges.”—Kirkus ★ Starred Review

It is time to plant the rice crop in Malini’s Sri Lankan community, and the little girl is both exc …

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Last Airlift

Last Airlift

A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
tagged : historical, orphans & foster homes, literary

A true story about life in a Saigon orphanage, a dramatic rescue flight from Vietnam to Canada, adoption by a Canadian family, and growing up in Canada.

Last Airlift is the true story of the last Canadian airlift operation that left Saigon and arrived in Toronto on April 13, 1975. Son Thi Anh Tuyet was one of 57 babies and children on that flight. B …

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Elliot

Elliot

by Julie Pearson, illustrated by Manon Gauthier, translated by Erin Woods
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: k to 3
tagged : orphans & foster homes, adoption, emotions & feelings, rabbits

The critically acclaimed story of one child’s experience of foster care and his journey to a forever, forever home

Elliot’s parents love him very much, but they don’t have all the skills they need to take care of a child. When he cries, they do not understand why. When he yells, they do not know what to do. When he misbehaves, they do not know …

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One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
tagged : adoption, new experience, cultural heritage

An affecting sequel to Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War. Tuyet cannot believe her good fortune. Brought up in a Vietnamese orphanage and rescued from the invading North Vietnamese army, she has been adopted by a kind and loving family in Canada. Tuyet feels safe at last as she adjusts to a new language and unfamiliar customs. But …

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Peach Girl

Peach Girl

by Raymond Nakamura, illustrated by Rebecca Bender
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: k to 3
tagged : country & ethnic, humorous stories, asia

In this reimagining of a Japanese folk tale, Momoko is born from a peach to make the world a better place. Despite rumours of a terrible ogre that lives nearby and eats children, Momoko bravely sets out with a pocketful of dumplings and the timid Monkey, Dog, and Pheasant to find out the truth for herself.

When the farmer and her husband find a gian …

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Dance of the Banished

Dance of the Banished

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
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age: 12 to 15
Grade: 7 to 11
tagged : prejudice & racism, military & wars, emigration & immigration

Ali and his fiancée Zeynep dream about leaving their home in Anatolia and building a new life together in Canada. But their homeland is controlled by the Turkish government, which is on the brink of war with Britain and Russia. And although Ali finds passage to Canada to work, he is forced to leave Zeynep behind until he can earn enough to bring h …

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In a Cloud of Dust

In a Cloud of Dust

by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Brian Deines
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: k to 3
tagged : africa, friendship, values & virtues

A celebration of bicycles, cooperation, and the resourcefulness of children everywhere

In a Tanzanian village school, Anna struggles to keep up. Her walk home takes so long that when she arrives, it is too dark to do her homework. Working through the lunch hour instead, she doesn’t see the truck from the bicycle library pull into the schoolyard. B …

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Next Round

Next Round

A Young Athlete's Journey to Gold
by John Spray
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age: 10 to 14
Grade: 5 to 9
tagged : sports & recreation, olympics, emigration & immigration, homelessness & poverty

An action-packed biography of the internationally gold-medal-winning boxer

Arthur Biyarslanov’s journey to competitive boxing has not been easy. As a small child he fled Chechnya with his family, dodging bullets and rocket fire and fording a freezing river. As a young Muslim refugee he faced hardships and hostility in his new homes in Azerbaijan a …

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Moon at Nine

Moon at Nine

by Deborah Ellis
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age: 13 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : middle east, self-esteem & self-reliance, homosexuality

 

Based on interviews with a young woman forced to flee Iran because of her sexual orientation, Moon at Nine is a tense and riveting novel that shines a light on an issue of social injustice that continues to this day.

Fifteen-year-old Farrin has grown up with secrets: ten years after the overthrow of the Shah, her aristocratic mother is still workin …

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French Toast

French Toast

by Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by Francois Thisdale
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age: 4 to 7
Grade: k to 2
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, multigenerational, emigration & immigration

Phoebe—half Jamaican, half French-Canadian—hates her school nickname of "French Toast." So she is mortified when, out on a walk with her Jamaican grandmother, she hears a classmate shout it out at her. To make things worse, Nan-Ma, who is blind, wants an explanation of the name. How can Phoebe describe the color of her skin to someone who has n …

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Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles

Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles

by Shari Green
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
tagged : multigenerational, marriage & divorce, friendship

Sent to stay with her estranged grandmother while her parents try to save their crumbling marriage, 11-year-old Bailey feels helpless and cast away. When a self-proclaimed prophet predicts “a stranger from the sea will change everything,” Bailey hopes this stranger can solve her problems—little suspecting her own ability to influence the worl …

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