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Shannen and the Dream for a School

Shannen and the Dream for a School

by Janet Wilson
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 5 to 8
Reading age: 9 to 13
tagged : politics & government, native canadian, social activists, native american

The true story of Shannen Koostachin and the people of Attawapiskat First Nation, a Northern Cree community, who have been fighting for a new school since 1979 when a fuel spill contaminated their original school building. Shannen's fight took her all the way to Parliament Hill and was taken up by children around the world. Shannen’s dream contin …

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The Mask That Sang

The Mask That Sang

by Susan Currie
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 5 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 13
tagged : native canadian, multigenerational, native american

Cass and her mom have always stood on their own against the world. Then Cass learns she had a grandmother, one who was never part of her life, one who has just died and left her and her mother the first house they could call their own. But with it comes more questions than answers: Why is her Mom so determined not to live there? Why was this relati …

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I Am Not a Number

I Am Not a Number

by Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland
edition:Hardcover
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age: 7 to 11
Grade: 3 to 6
Reading age: 7 to 11
tagged : native canadian, post-confederation (1867-), prejudice & racism, native american

When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from, despite the efforts of the nuns who are in charge at the school and who tell her that she is not to use her own name but instead use the numb …

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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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Dreaming in Indian

Dreaming in Indian

Contemporary Native American Voices
by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale
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age: 12 to 100
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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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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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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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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The Last Train

The Last Train

A Holocaust Story
by Rona Arato
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age: 9 to 100
Grade: 6 to 17
tagged : historical, holocaust, siblings, judaism

The Last Train is the harrowing true story about young brothers Paul and Oscar Arato and their mother, Lenke, surviving the Nazi occupation during the final years of World War II.  Living in the town of Karcag, Hungary, the Aratos felt insulated from the war — even as it raged all around them. Hungary is allied with Germany to protect its citizen …

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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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A Long Way from Home

A Long Way from Home

by Alice Walsh
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 9 to 13
tagged : emigration & immigration, prejudice & racism

Thirteen-year-old Rabia, along with her mother and younger brother, flee Afghanistan and the brutal Taliban for Pakistan. Relocating to North America, their flight falls on the fateful morning of 9/11. After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, their plane is diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. Also on the plane is an Amer …

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Muinji'j Ji'nmus'sit

Muinji'j Ji'nmus'sit

by Saqamaw Misel Joe
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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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Give Me Wings

Give Me Wings

How a Choir of Slaves Took on the World
by Kathy Lowinger
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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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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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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
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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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