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Dreaming in Indian

Dreaming in Indian

Contemporary Native American Voices
by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
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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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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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Shi-shi-etko

Shi-shi-etko

by Nicola Campbell, illustrated by Kim Lafave
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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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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Our New Home

Our New Home

Immigrant Children Speak
by Emily Hearn, edited by Marywinn Milne
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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age: 8 to 11
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 8 to 11
tagged : new experience

From the diverse cultures of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Guyana, Somalia, and others, immigrant children write of the fear, the excitement and challenge of moving to another world and forging a new sense of self in a new land.

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One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition:Hardcover
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
tagged : adoption, new experience, cultural heritage

An affecting sequel to Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War. Tuyet cannot believe her good fortune. Brought up in a Vietnamese orphanage and rescued from the invading North Vietnamese army, she has been adopted by a kind and loving family in Canada. Tuyet feels safe at last as she adjusts to a new language and unfamiliar customs. But …

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Child Soldier

Child Soldier

When Boys and Girls Are Used in War
by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Claudia Dávila, illustrated by Claudia Dávila
edition:Hardcover
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age: 10 to 14
Grade: 5 to 9
tagged : military & wars, social activists, africa

Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his school-yard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a soldier for a brutal rebel militia. Against the odds, Michel managed to escape and find his way back to his family, but he was never the same again. After immigrating to Canada, Michel was encouraged …

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Soapstone Signs

Soapstone Signs

by Jeff Pinkney, illustrated by Darlene Gait
edition:Paperback
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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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If You Live Like Me

If You Live Like Me

by Lori Weber
edition:Paperback
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age: 14 to 16
Grade: 6 to 9
tagged : adolescence, new experience

“Weber writes with a light touch and a keen ear for teen dialogue and concerns.” —CM Magazine

 

Before her plane even touches down in Newfoundland, Cheryl is already plotting her escape. She knows life on this rock will be no better than it was in the other places she’s been forced to live ever since her parents launched their cross-Canada to …

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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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