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The Contest

The Contest

by Caroline Stellings
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 6
Reading age: 8 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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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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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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Outcasts of River Falls

Outcasts of River Falls

by Jacqueline Guest, edited by Laura Peetoom
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 8
tagged : native canadian
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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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Broken Circle

Broken Circle

The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools: A Memoir
by Theodore Fontaine
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age: 14 to 18
Grade: 9 to 12
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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#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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Woods Cree Stories

Woods Cree Stories

by Solomon Ratt
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age: 12 to 18
Grade: 7 to 12
tagged : native american languages, indigenous studies, Language, Language Arts, Aboriginal Studies, Aboriginal, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit

Humour is not only the best medicine; it is also an exceptionally useful teaching tool.

So often, it is through humour that the big lessons in life are learned--about responsibility, honour, hard work, and respect. Cree people are known for their wit, so the tales in Woods Cree Stories are filled with humour. The book includes nine stories--includi …

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250 Hours

250 Hours

by Colleen Nelson
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age: 13 to 15
Grade: 7 to 9
Reading age: 13 to 15
tagged : multigenerational

Jess and Sara Jean couldn't be more different. He's a loner with a criminal record; a Metis raised on the Reserve; the son of a residential school survivor. She's from nearby Edelburg, a conservative small town. Abandoned by her mother, Sara Jean cares for her obese grandmother and tries to find time to work on a novel that is her escape from her l …

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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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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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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

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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Fight for Justice

Fight for Justice

by Lori Saigeon
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age: 8 to 11
Grade: 3 to 6
tagged : intermediate
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Andrei and the Snow Walker

Andrei and the Snow Walker

by Larry Warwaruk
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age: 9 to 11
Grade: 4 to 6
tagged : intermediate
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The Inuit Thought of It

The Inuit Thought of It

Amazing Arctic Innovations
by Christine Lalonde & 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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Little Voice

Little Voice

by Ruby Slipperjack
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age: 9 to 11
Grade: 4 to 7
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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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Every Day is Malala Day

Every Day is Malala Day

by Rosemary McCarney, with Plan International
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 5 to 9
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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Not My Girl

Not My Girl

by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 1 to 4
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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Razia's Ray of Hope

Razia's Ray of Hope

One Girl's Dream of an Education
by Elizabeth Suneby, illustrated by Suana Verelst
edition:Hardcover
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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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Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

by Chieri Uegaki, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition:Hardcover
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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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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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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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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

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. Based on personal interviews and enhanced with archive photos, Tuyet's story of the Saigon orphanage and her flight to Canada is an emotional and suspens …

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A Good Trade

A Good Trade

by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Karen Patkau
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: k to 3
tagged : africa, homelessness & poverty, values & virtues

In a small Ugandan village, Kato wakes early to start the long, barefoot trek beyond his village and along fields dotted with cattle and guarded by soldiers. His destination is the village well, where he will pump a day's supply of water into two jerry cans. Like every day, Kato lets the water splash over his hot tired feet before carrying his heav …

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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

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. By the time she gets out there, the bikes are all gone. Anna hides her disappointment, …

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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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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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French Toast

French Toast

by Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by François Thisdale
edition:Hardcover
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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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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

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 and Toronto. Soccer became his refuge, and he learned two languages by play …

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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
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: k to 3
tagged : asia, farm & ranch life, self-esteem & self-reliance, girls & women

Malini, a young girl in a small Sri Lankan community, is anxious about the responsibility of helping with the monsoon-season rice planting for the first time. When a flash flood leaves her stranded alone with the ox cart full of rice seedlings, she summons unexpected courage to calm the ox and save her town’s rice crop.

It is time to plant the ric …

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One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition:Hardcover
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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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Adrift at Sea

Adrift at Sea

A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, with Tuan Ho, illustrated by Brian Deines
edition:Hardcover
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 1 to 4
tagged : emigration & immigration, historical, asia

Now in paperback, the award-winning first picture book to recount the dramatic true story of a refugee family’s perilous escape from Vietnam

It is 1981. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a fishing boat overloaded with 60 Vietnamese refugees drifts. The motor has failed; the hull is leaking; the drinking water is nearly gone. This is the dramatic …

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Adventures of Gus & Isaac

Adventures of Gus & Isaac

by Debbie Hanlon
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age: 5 to 7
Grade: 2 to 4
tagged : bullying

When Issac, the bob-tailed cat, is being beat up by the backyard bullies, Gus, the seagull, comes to the rescue. Bullies roam the backyards of downtown St. John’s, scaring and picking on everyone they find. So, when Isaac the bob-tailed cat moves into a house in the neighbourhood, you know he’ll be the next target. It’s only by forging an unl …

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Raven, Stay by Me

Raven, Stay by Me

by Luise van Keuren
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age: 9 to 11
Grade: 4 to 6
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Eleven-year-old Greenlander Inga Sigurdsdottir wakens on a cold and rocky coast after her Norse ship wrecks en route to “Vinland.” Her one comfort and companion is an injured raven she rescues. When she encounters Inuit hunters, both parties are terrified by the meeting. But when an exhausted Inga rescues a lost child, the girl’s mother insis …

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Give Me Wings

Give Me Wings

How a Choir of Slaves Took on the World
by Kathy Lowinger
edition:Hardcover
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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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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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Muinjij Becomes a Man

Muinjij Becomes a Man

by Saqamaw Misel Joe
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 4 to 6
Reading age: 6 to 12
tagged : native american

Muinji’j has been waiting all his life to make this trip with his grandfather-a trip to the city to sell rich otter, beaver and muskrat pelts and bring back supplies to the village. It’s a long expedition that tests Muinji’j’s reserves of strength, patience and maturity. Just as he thinks he and his niskamij have faced all of their challeng …

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Malaika’s Costume

Malaika’s Costume

by Nadia L. Hohn & Irene Luxbacher
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age: 3 to 7
Grade: p to 3
Reading age: 3 to 7
tagged : caribbean & latin america, emigration & immigration

Malaika’s mother can’t buy her a carnival costume — will she still be able to dance in the parade?

It’s Carnival time. The first Carnival since Malaika’s mother moved to Canada to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother. Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn’t arrive, will Ma …

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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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