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Freedom's Just Another Word

Freedom's Just Another Word

by Caroline Stellings
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 17
Grade: 7 to 10
Reading age: 12 to 17
tagged : car & road trips, diversity & multicultural, music

The year Louisiana – Easy for short – meets Janis Joplin is the year everything changes. Easy is a car mechanic in her dad’s shop, but she can sing the blues like someone twice her age. So when she hears that Janis Joplin is passing through her small town of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Easy is there with her heart - and her voice - in hand. It …

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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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The Nutmeg Princess

The Nutmeg Princess

by Richardo Keens-Douglas, illustrated by Annouchka Galouchko
edition:Paperback
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: p to 2
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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Queer Monologues

Queer Monologues

Stories of LGBT Youth
producer For the Love of Learning
edition:Paperback
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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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West to the Bay

West to the Bay

by Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
edition:Paperback
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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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Community Soup

Community Soup

illustrated by Alma Fullerton
edition:Hardcover
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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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Oscar Lives Next Door

Oscar Lives Next Door

A Story Inspired by Oscar Peterson's Childhood
by Bonnie Farmer, illustrated by Marie Lafrance
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: k to 4
tagged : music, canada

Long before Oscar Peterson became a virtuoso jazz pianist, he was a boy who loved to play the trumpet. When childhood tuberculosis weakened his lungs, Oscar could no longer play his beloved instrument. He took up piano and the rest is history: Oscar went on to become an international jazz piano sensation.
Oscar Lives Next Door is a fictional story …

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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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Secret of the Dance

Secret of the Dance

by Andrea Spalding & Alfred Scow, illustrated by Darlene Gait
edition:Paperback
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : native canadian, dance

In 1935, a nine-year-old boy's family held a forbidden Potlatch in faraway Kingcome Inlet. Watl'kina slipped from his bed to bear witness. In the Big House masked figures danced by firelight to the beat of the drum. And there, he saw a figure he knew. Aboriginal elder Alfred Scow and award-winning author Andrea Spalding collaborate to tell the stor …

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#IdleNoMore

#IdleNoMore

And the Remaking of Canada
by Ken Coates
edition:Paperback
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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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Payepot and His People

Payepot and His People

by Abel Watetch, introduction by David R. Miller
edition:Paperback
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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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Woods Cree Stories

Woods Cree Stories

by Solomon Ratt
edition:Paperback
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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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