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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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French Toast

French Toast

by Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by François Thisdale
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 7
Grade: k to 2
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, multigenerational, emigration & immigration

Phoebe—half Jamaican, half French-Canadian—hates her school nickname of "French Toast." So she is mortified when, out on a walk with her Jamaican grandmother, she hears a classmate shout it out at her. To make things worse, Nan-Ma, who is blind, wants an explanation of the name. How can Phoebe describe the color of her skin to someone who has n …

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Not My Girl

Not My Girl

by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 4
tagged : native canadian
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My Heart Fills With Happiness

My Heart Fills With Happiness

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition:Hardcover
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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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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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Outcasts of River Falls

Outcasts of River Falls

by Jacqueline Guest, edited by Laura Peetoom
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 8
tagged : native canadian
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Last Airlift

Last Airlift

A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War  
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
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also available: Hardcover eBook
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
tagged : historical, orphans & foster homes, literary

Last Airlift is the true story of the last Canadian airlift operation that left Saigon and arrived in Toronto on April 13, 1975. Son Thi Anh Tuyet was one of 57 babies and children on that flight. Based on personal interviews and enhanced with archive photos, Tuyet's story of the Saigon orphanage and her flight to Canada is an emotional and suspens …

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Shi-shi-etko

Shi-shi-etko

by Nicola Campbell, illustrated by Kim Lafave
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 7
Grade: p to 2
Reading age: 4 to 7
tagged : native canadian, post-confederation (1867-), new experience

Winner of the Anskohk Aboriginal Children's Book of the Year Award. Finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award

In just four days young Shi-shi-etko will have to leave her family and all that she knows to attend residential school.

She spends her last days at home treasu …

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When I Was Eight

When I Was Eight

illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard, by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 1 to 4
tagged : native canadian

Bestselling memoir Fatty Legs for younger readers.

Olemaun is eight and knows a lot of things. But she does not know how to read. Ignoring her father’s warnings, she travels far from her Arctic home to the outsiders’ school to learn.

The nuns at the school call her Margaret. They cut off her long hair and force her to do menial chores, but she re …

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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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The Salmon Twins

The Salmon Twins

by Caroll Simpson
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 2 to 5
tagged : native canadian

In her third book inspired by First Nations’ stories, children’s author and illustrator Caroll Simpson explains the significance of community values. She introduces readers to a world of creatures like Sea Lion, Killer Whale, Dogfish and Kingfisher. Her dramatic tale of young twins and their transformation shows how working together keeps a com …

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The Legend of the Buffalo Stone

The Legend of the Buffalo Stone

by Dawn Sprung, illustrated by Charles Bullshields
edition:Hardcover
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age: 8 to 11
Grade: 3 to 6
tagged : native canadian
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Brothers of the Wolf

Brothers of the Wolf

by Caroll Simpson
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 2 to 5
tagged : wolves & coyotes, native canadian
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The First Mosquito

The First Mosquito

by Caroll Simpson
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 2 to 5
tagged : native canadian
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Secret of the Dance

Secret of the Dance

by Andrea Spalding & Alfred Scow, illustrated by Darlene Gait
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover Audiobook eBook
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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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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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