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West Meadows Detectives: The Case of Maker Mischief

West Meadows Detectives: The Case of Maker Mischief

by Liam O'Donnell, illustrated by Aurélie Grand
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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age: 7 to 10
Grade: 1 to 5
tagged : mysteries & detective stories, robots, school & education, special needs

Myron, the third-grade detective who loves logic, facts, and solving mysteries, gets the chance to crack another case when he finds out his classmate Jordan’s robot has been stolen. Jordan and tech-savvy Danielle, known as “Glitch,” had been working on it for weeks for the upcoming Maker Faire Robot Maze Challenge.

Together with his detective …

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As a Boy

As a Boy

by Plan International
edition:Hardcover
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 5 to 9
tagged : values & virtues, girls & women, boys & men

Boys around the world are treated differently than girls just because of their gender. They are given an education and choices that girls are not, and their needs and success are often put above the needs of the girls and women in their families and communities. But boys are also given special burdens. They are expected to "be a man", to work, to f …

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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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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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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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The Stone Thrower

The Stone Thrower

by Jael Ealey Richardson, illustrated by Matt James
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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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
edition:Paperback
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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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Hear Me Out

Hear Me Out

True Stories of Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia
with Planned Parenthood of Toronto
edition:Paperback
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age: 13 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 13 to 18
tagged : lgbt, self-esteem & self-reliance, teenagers, sexuality & pregnancy

Twenty Gay teens speak out about their lives, about the realization of their sexuality, and the consequences for themselves. These young people discuss the reactions of their friends and families, their schoolmates and society in general.

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Muinji'j Ji'nmus'sit

Muinji'j Ji'nmus'sit

by Saqamaw Misel Joe
edition:Paperback
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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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West Meadows Detectives: The Case of the Snack Snatcher

West Meadows Detectives: The Case of the Snack Snatcher

by Liam O'Donnell, illustrated by Aurélie Grand
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
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age: 7 to 10
Grade: 2 to 5
tagged : mysteries & detective stories, friendship, school & education, special needs

Meet Myron: a third-grade detective who loves logic, facts and solving mysteries. He does not love new things. Unfortunately, everything is new this year: Myron has a new baby sister, his family has moved across town, and now he’s starting his first day at a new school. But when the school kitchen is burgled, leaving the morning snacks nowhere t …

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The Way to School

The Way to School

by Rosemary McCarney, with Plan International
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : school & education, africa, asia

Minimal text and stunning photographs from around the world describe the remarkable, and often dangerous, journeys children make every day on their way to and from school. No simple school bus picks them up each day, but rather children travel through disaster zones, cross rapids, climb mountains, and maneuver on ziplines daily to get to the classr …

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The Education of Augie Merasty

The Education of Augie Merasty

A Residential School Memoir
by Joseph A. Merasty & David Carpenter
edition:Hardcover
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age: 13 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
tagged : cultural heritage, post-confederation (1867-)

"This story of a child is heartbreaking and important. It brings into dramatic focus why we need reconciliation." - James Daschuk, author of Clearing the Plains

This memoir offers a courageous and intimate chronicle of life in a residential school.

Now a retired fisherman and trapper, the author was one of an estimated 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, …

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