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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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Moon at Nine

Moon at Nine

by Deborah Ellis
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook Paperback
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age: 13 to 19
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 19
tagged : middle east, self-esteem & self-reliance, homosexuality

Based on interviews with a young woman forced to flee Iran because of her sexual orientation, Moon at Nine is a tense and riveting novel that shines a light on an issue of social injustice that continues to this day. Fifteen-year-old Farrin has grown up with secrets: ten years after the overthrow of the Shah, her aristocratic mother is still workin …

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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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When the Rain Comes

When the Rain Comes

by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Kim La Fave
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: k to 3
tagged : asia, farm & ranch life, self-esteem & self-reliance, girls & women

Malini, a young girl in a small Sri Lankan community, is anxious about the responsibility of helping with the monsoon-season rice planting for the first time. When a flash flood leaves her stranded alone with the ox cart full of rice seedlings, she summons unexpected courage to calm the ox and save her town’s rice crop.

It is time to plant the ric …

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Superfab Saves the Day

Superfab Saves the Day

by Bérengère Delaporte & Jean Leroy
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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age: 4 to 7
Grade: p to 3
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, clothing & dress, humorous stories

Meet Superfab: the best-dressed superhero around. He's got a walk-in closet, an extensive collection of outfits, and fabulous style to boot. The only problem is, he can't leave his house to go fight crime until he has the perfect outfit on – and sometimes that takes awhile. It often takes so long that by the time he arrives at the scene of a cri …

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Queer Monologues

Queer Monologues

Stories of LGBT Youth
producer For the Love of Learning
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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age: 13 to 15
Grade: 9 to 10
tagged : lgbt, teenagers, Humanities, Language Arts, Social Sciences, LGBTQ

Queer Monologues: Stories of LBGT Youth, produced by For the Love of Learning (FTLOL), offers queer youth a safe, creative outlet to share their concerns, hopes, and personal stories with the community-at-large. If an individual is unable to be themselves, the consequences can be emotional, physical, and mental harm. When feelings are shared within …

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A Boy Named Queen

A Boy Named Queen

by Sara Cassidy
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
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age: 8 to 11
Grade: 3 to 6
Reading age: 8 to 11
tagged : friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance, peer pressure

Evelyn is both aghast and fascinated when a new boy comes to grade five and tells everyone his name is Queen. Queen wears shiny gym shorts and wants to organize a chess/environment club. His father plays weird loud music and has tattoos.

How will the class react? How will Evelyn?

Evelyn is an only child with a strict routine and an even stricter moth …

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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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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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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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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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Never Give Up

Never Give Up

A story about self-esteem
by Kathryn Cole, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition:Hardcover
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 5 to 8
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings, friendship

Shaun is strong enough to know that even things that don't come easily can be mastered through determination and hard work. Learning to ride his two-wheeler with the help of his friend Nadia, he overcomes his fear and the teasing of the other children in the park and manages to impress friends and bullies alike.

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Broken Circle

Broken Circle

The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools: A Memoir
by Theodore Fontaine
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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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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Are You Seeing Me?

Are You Seeing Me?

by Darren Groth
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : siblings, self-esteem & self-reliance, disabilities & special needs

Twins Justine and Perry have left their home in Australia and embarked on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest.
It's been a year since their dad lost his battle with cancer and Justine became the sole caregiver for her autistic brother, Perry. Now Perry has been accepted into an assisted-living residence in their hometown, Brisbane …

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