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Maya

Maya

by Mahak Jain, illustrated by Elly MacKay
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: p to 4
tagged : death & dying, emotions & feelings, imagination & play

The electricity in Maya’s house has gone out again. She is afraid of the dark — and her fear has been even worse since her father died. Now it feels as if the darkness will never go away.

Maya’s mother distracts her with a legend about the banyan tree, which saved the world from the first monsoon by drinking up the floodwaters, and growing ta …

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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
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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Elliot

Elliot

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

Elliot's parents love him very much, but all is not well. 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 how to react. One day a social worker named Thomas comes to visit, and Elliot's world turns upside-down.

Manon Gauthier's soft collage illustrations feature approachable …

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Queer Monologues

Queer Monologues

Stories of LGBT Youth
producer For the Love of Learning
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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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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My Heart Fills With Happiness

My Heart Fills With Happiness

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
3 ratings
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age: 0 to 2
Grade: p
Reading age: 0 to 2
tagged : emotions & feelings, native canadian

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.
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Spirit Level

Spirit Level

by Sarah N. Harvey
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : alternative family, dating & sex, siblings

Harriet (known as Harry) is a donor-conceived child who has never wanted to reach out to her half-siblings or donor—until now. Feeling adrift after a breakup with her long-time boyfriend, Harry tracks down her half-siblings, two of whom are in Seattle, where Harriet lives. The first girl she meets is fifteen–year-old Lucy, an effervescent half- …

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Everyday Hero

Everyday Hero

by Kathleen Cherry
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : special needs, friendship

Alice doesn’t like noise, smells or strangers. She does like rules. Lots of rules. Nobody at her new school knows she has Asperger’s, so it doesn’t take long for her odd behavior to get her into trouble. When she meets Megan in detention, she doesn’t know what to make of her. Megan doesn’t smell, she’s not terribly noisy, and she’s no …

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Dear Baobab

Dear Baobab

by Cheryl Foggo, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 5 to 8
tagged : emigration & immigration, africa

Maiko has left his village in Africa far behind, moving to live with his aunt and uncle in North America. When he thinks of home he thinks of the large Baobab at the center of his old village. To ease his loneliness, Maiko adopts the little spruce tree in the front yard of his new home. When he learns that the spruce is in danger of being cut down, …

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Branded by the Pink Triangle

Branded by the Pink Triangle

by Ken Setterington
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Audiobook
3 ratings
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age: 12 to 21
Grade: 7 to 13
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : holocaust, lgbt, prejudice & racism

A history of the persecution of gay men by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. When the Nazis came to power in Europe, the lives of homosexuals came to be ruled by fear as raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews. The pink triangl …

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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
also available: eBook Paperback
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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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In a Cloud of Dust

In a Cloud of Dust

by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Brian Deines
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
1 rating
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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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Playing With Matches

Playing With Matches

by Suri Rosen
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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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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Never Give Up

Never Give Up

A story about self-esteem
by Kathryn Cole, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition:Hardcover
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 5 to 8
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings, friendship

Shaun is strong enough to know that even things that don't come easily can be mastered through determination and hard work. Learning to ride his two-wheeler with the help of his friend Nadia, he overcomes his fear and the teasing of the other children in the park and manages to impress friends and bullies alike.

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A Ticket Around the World

A Ticket Around the World

by Natalia Diaz & Melissa Owens, illustrated by Kim Smith
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 2 to 5
tagged : customs, traditions, anthropology, travel

Join a young boy as he hops around the globe, visiting friends in 13 different countries spanning all 6 populated continents. Along the way, he introduces us to each friend’s environment and customs, and shares interesting facts about each country’s culture, language, food, geography, wildlife, landmarks and more. Each country has a dedicated …

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The First Beaver

The First Beaver

by Caroll Simpson
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 2 to 5
tagged : emotions & feelings
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