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Small History of a Disagreement

by Claudio Fuentes, translated by Elisa Amado, illustrated by Gabriela Lyon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 12
  • Grade: 2 to 7
tagged: non-classifiable, friendship, politics & government

A lively introduction to debate, democracy, and citizenship.

A refreshing and timely reminder that disagreement can—and should—be productive.” — Kirkus

Should an ancient monkey puzzle tree be cut down to make room for exciting new classrooms? In this spirited picture book, students must work together to come to an agreement—but it’s no …

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Journal of a Travelling Girl

by Nadine Neema, illustrated by Archie Beaverho
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: native canadian, politics & government, girls & women

This fictional coming-of-age story traces a young girl’s reluctant journey by canoe through the ancestral lands of the Tli?cho People, as she gradually comes to understand and appreciate their culture and the significance of their fight for self-government.

Eleven-year-old Julia has lived in Wekweètì, NWT, since she was five. Although the people …

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Dear Mr. President

by Sophie Siers, illustrated by Anne Villeneuve
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: siblings, politics & government, humorous stories, prejudice & racism

Sam has to share a room with his disruptive and all-around undesirable big brother, and he is not happy about it. One night, when Sam hears about the president’s plans to build a border wall, it inspires what Sam thinks is a perfectly reasonable solution to his own problem: he needs to build a wall, too.

Told as a series of letters addressed to t …

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Who is Tanksy?

by Bev Katz Rosenbaum
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, school & education, politics & government

Fourteen-year-old Tanya Kofsky is invisible. She hates that no one listens to her, at home or at her new school. So as student elections get underway, Tanya starts secretly painting controversial images on the walls of the school. Soon everyone is talking about this amazing artist with a lot to say.
The election results turn out to be a catalyst f …

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The Kingdon of No Worries

by Philip Roy
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: politics & government, city & town life, friendship

The Kingdom of No Worries is the story of three young friends who create their own kingdom on a piece of land that emerges in the middle of the river that runs through their city. Inspired by their actions to create a democracy that is a model of social tolerance and global thinking, the surrounding community turns out in the thousands to participa …

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Letters to a Prisoner

by Jacques Goldstyn, translated by Angela Keenlyside
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 100
  • Grade: 4 to 17
tagged: values & virtues, law & crime, emotions & feelings, politics & government

Told entirely through illustrations, Letters to a Prisoner is a wordless story about the power of hope and the written word. Inspired by Amnesty International’s letter-writing campaigns to help free people who have been jailed for expressing their opinion, the book tells the story of a man who is arrested during a peaceful protest. In solitary co …

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Pandas on the Eastside

by Gabrielle Prendergast
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: politics & government, mammals

When ten-year-old Journey Song hears that two pandas are being held in a warehouse in her neighborhood, she worries that they may be hungry, cold and lonely. Horrified to learn that the pandas, originally destined for a zoo in Washington, might be shipped back to China because of a diplomatic spat between China and the United States, Journey rallie …

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