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BC Book Box for Schools - Fall 2018

Created by ABPBC
  • Age: 3 to 100
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: bc books
These books have all been evaluated by a teacher-librarian and we have highlighted BC-specific curriculum connections in this brochure.

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This is a Job for Mommy!

An A-Z Adventure

by Keegan Connor Tracy, illustrated by Roz MacLean
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: alphabet, girls & women

A delightful ABC adventure which shows that moms can do any job - and so can you! Join a mother-daughter duo (and their kitty!) as they travel through the alphabet, exploring twenty-six different careers. With a fun, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations, this book is ideal for reading to children and teaching them not only the basics of the alpha …

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One Hundred Years of Struggle

The History of Women and the Vote in Canada

by Joan Sangster
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), canadian, women

The achievement of the vote in 1918 is often celebrated as a triumphant moment in the onward, upward advancement of Canadian women. Acclaimed historian Joan Sangster looks beyond the shiny rhetoric of anniversary celebrations and Heritage Minutes to show that the struggle for equality included gains and losses, inclusions and exclusions, depending …

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City in Colour

Rediscovered Stories of Victoria's Multicultural Past

by May Q. Wong
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: social history, cultural heritage

A timely, intriguing collection of the overlooked stories of Victoria’s pioneers, trailblazers, and community builders who were also diverse people of colour.

Often described as “more English than the English,” the city of Victoria has a much more ethnically diverse background than historical record and current literature reveal. Significant c …

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Can Your Conversations Change the World?

by Erinne Paisley
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: civil & human rights, girls & women, boys & men

Being a feminist can mean different things to different people, but one thing it always includes is the belief in equality and human rights. Whether you are talking with one close friend or hanging out with a group of classmates, it matters what you say and how you say it. Not everyone is going to agree with your opinions, especially when you are t …

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Total Transition

The Human Side of the Renewable Energy Revolution

by Sandeep Pai & Savannah Carr-Wilson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, natural resources, india

Follow the journey of a Canadian and Indian couple, Savannah and Sandeep, as they travel the world to capture the human side of one of the biggest energy transitions of our times – the global shift from fossil fuels to renewables.

In this exciting and provocative new book, readers are taken into the homes of the coal miners who live and work in Jh …

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The Princess Dolls

by Ellen Schwartz, illustrated by Mariko Ando
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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Vancouver, 1942. When best friends Esther and Michiko spot the beautiful Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret dolls - in vogue at the time - in the local toy store window, they long to get the dolls for their shared birthday. But when Esther receives the doll and Michiko doesn't, their friendship starts to unravel. The story is set against the …

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Explore the Wild Coast with Sam and Crystal

by Gloria Snively, illustrated by Karen Gillmore
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: environment, marine life, imagination & play

A beautifully illustrated story that teaches children about marine biology and the coastal environment of BC and the Pacific Northwest.

 

Join eleven-year-old Crystal and her seven-year-old brother, Sam, as they travel by seine boat along the rugged Pacific coastline to visit their aunt Kate, a marine biologist, and uncle Charlie, a retired fisherman …

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Kuei, My Friend

A Conversation on Racism

translated by Deni Béchard & Howard Scott, by Natasha Kanape Fontaine
edition: Paperback
tagged: native american studies

Kuei, My Friend is an engaging book of letters: a literary and political encounter between Innu poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Québécois-American novelist Deni Ellis Béchard. Choosing the epistolary form, they decided to engage together in a frank conversation about racism and reconciliation.
Intentionally positioned within the contexts of t …