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As a Boy

As a Boy

by Plan International
edition:Hardcover
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 5 to 9
tagged : values & virtues, girls & women, boys & men

Boys around the world are treated differently than girls just because of their gender. They are given an education and choices that girls are not, and their needs and success are often put above the needs of the girls and women in their families and communities. But boys are also given special burdens. They are expected to "be a man", to work, to f …

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Every Day is Malala Day

Every Day is Malala Day

by Rosemary McCarney, with Plan International
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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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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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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Razia's Ray of Hope

Razia's Ray of Hope

One Girl's Dream of an Education
by Liz Suneby, illustrated by Suana Verelst
edition:Hardcover
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
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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Passover

Passover

Festival of Freedom
by Monique Polak
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : passover, judaism

During Passover, Jews are reminded of how, more than three thousand years ago, their ancestors emerged from slavery to become free men and women. Bestselling author Monique Polak explores her own Jewish roots as she tells the Passover story, which reminds us that the freedom to be who we are and practice our religion, whatever it may be, is a grea …

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Because I am a Girl

Because I am a Girl

I Can Change The World
by Rosemary McCarney, with Jen Albaugh & Plan International
edition:Paperback
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 8 to 14
tagged : prejudice & racism, homelessness & poverty, girls & women

Rosemary McCarney, President and CEO of Plan International Canada, has followed up the her popular picture book Every Day is Malala Day with a book for middle grade readers, also inspired by her international development work. Working with Plan, Rosemary helped craft its Because I am a Girl global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls' …

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Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged

Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged

by Jody Nyasha Warner, illustrated by Richard Rudnicki
edition:Hardcover
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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 arrest …

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#IdleNoMore

#IdleNoMore

And the Remaking of Canada
by Ken Coates
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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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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