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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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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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Up Above and Down Below

Up Above and Down Below

by Paloma Valdivia
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 6
Grade: p to 2
tagged : prejudice & racism

“In the world, there are different kinds of people,” opens Up Above and Down Below. The ones on the top think the ones on the bottom are different. The ones down below they think the ones up above are different. But what if they all turned themselves upside down? Would everyone find that they’re all the same, except in a few small ways? 
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Branded by the Pink Triangle

Branded by the Pink Triangle

by Ken Setterington
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Audiobook
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age: 12 to 21
Grade: 7 to 13
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : holocaust, lgbt, prejudice & racism

A history of the persecution of gay men by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. When the Nazis came to power in Europe, the lives of homosexuals came to be ruled by fear as raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews. The pink triangl …

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Child of Dandelions

Child of Dandelions

by Shenaaz G. Nanji
edition:Paperback
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age: 13 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 13 to 18
tagged : africa, prejudice & racism

It is 1972, and fifteen-year-old Sabine enjoys a comfortable life as the daughter of Indian parents living in Uganda. But her world is turned upside down when President General Idi Amin declares Indians must be “weeded out” of Uganda in ninety days.

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The Contest

The Contest

by Caroline Stellings
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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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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Violet

Violet

by Tania Duprey, illustrated by Vanja Vuleta Jovanovic
edition:Hardcover
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: p to 2
Reading age: 5 to 8
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, prejudice & racism

When Violet's father comes to pick her up at school, one of her classmates asks: “How come your Dad is blue and you’re not?” Violet has never even thought about this before. Her mother is red, and her father is blue – so why is she violet?

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A Long Way from Home

A Long Way from Home

by Alice Walsh
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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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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Dance of the Banished

Dance of the Banished

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 15
Grade: 7 to 11
tagged : prejudice & racism, military & wars

Ali and his fiancée Zeynep dream about leaving their home in Anatolia and building a new life together in Canada. But their homeland is controlled by the Turkish government, which is on the brink of war with Britain and Russia. And although Ali finds passage to Canada to work, he is forced to leave Zeynep behind until he can earn enough to bring h …

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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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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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