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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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Next Round

Next Round

A Young Athlete's Journey to Gold
by John Spray
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
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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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A Good Trade

A Good Trade

by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Karen Patkau
edition:Hardcover
also available: Hardcover Paperback
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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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Community Soup

Community Soup

illustrated by Alma Fullerton
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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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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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
also available: eBook
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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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