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Career Rookie

A Get-It-Together Guide for Grads, Students and Career Newbies

by Sarah Vermunt
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: vocational guidance, careers, success

A shot of encouragement, a kick in the ass, and a loving push for young people who have no idea what they want or how to get it

Career Rookie is a book for every grad, student, and 20-something who feels lost, overwhelmed, and anxious. It tackles the emotional and logistical WTF-ness of starting your career, answering questions like, What if I don’ …

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Freedom of Expression

Deal with it before you are censored

by Danielle S. McLaughlin, illustrated by Paris Alleyne
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 5
tagged: social topics, emotions & feelings, manners & etiquette, civil & human rights

Can you say anything you want? Should you?

Everyone has rights but navigating your rights can be difficult. You have the right to freedom of expression but there are many places where this freedom is limited by laws, rules and regulations, or even customs such as good manners.

By exploring the viewpoints of The Censor, The Speechmaker and The Witness …

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Fired Up about Feminism

by Emma Woolley
edition: Paperback
tagged: girls & women, general (see also headings under family)
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Destroza este diario. Ahora a todo color

by Keri Smith
edition: Paperback
tagged: activity books

Vuelve Destroza este diario, el gran bestseller de Paidós, ahora a todo color: una edición especial que no dejará indiferente a nadie. Puede que seas un experto destrozador y que hayas devorado uno o varios ejemplares de Destroza este diario. O tal vez esta sea tu primera vez (pst, puede que esta experiencia te cambie la vida). Sea como sea, no …

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Winners

The new generation of Maritime sports stars

by Philip Croucher, preface by Bruce Rainnie
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 5
tagged: sports & recreation, canada, african american, aboriginal & indigenous

Maritimers take great pride in watching other Maritimers do well on the national and global stage. This book tells the inspiring stories of 12 athletes drawn from a variety of backgrounds and sports. Men and women, black and white, Acadian and Mi'kmaq, able-bodied and non able-bodied. The common thread: young people who grow up in the Maritimes, wi …

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Eyes and Spies

How You're Tracked and Why You Should Know

illustrated by Belle Wuthrich, by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: politics & government, bullying, media studies

Who is watching you… and why? Written for middle-grade and older readers, Eyes and Spies looks at the way information and data about us is collected and used by individuals, governments, companies, and organizations. Each chapter covers one aspect of the subject, from data collection to computer surveillance to personal privacy. Arguments for bot …

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Carey Price

How a First Nations kid became a superstar goaltender

by Catherine Rondina
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 4
tagged: sports & recreation, hockey, aboriginal & indigenous

Twenty years ago, Carey Price was flying 319 kilometres across British Columbia in his father's plane so he could play on the nearest organized hockey team. Today, he is the highest-paid goalie in the NHL. But he's never forgotten where he started.

The son of an NHL draftee and the chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation, Carey got his start on skates as …

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To Look a Nazi in the Eye

A teen's account of a war criminal trial

by Kathy Kacer, with Jordana Lebowitz
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 19
  • Grade: 9 to 13
tagged: prejudice & racism, holocaust

The true story of nineteen-year-old Jordana Lebowitz’s time at the trial of Oskar Groening, known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", a man charged with being complicit in the deaths of more than 300,000 Jews. A granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Jordana was still not prepared for what she would see and hear. Listening to Groening’s testimony …

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