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Travels in Cuba

by Marie-Louise Gay & David Homel, narrator Mark Turetsky
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: caribbean & latin america, travel, politics & government

Even for an experienced traveler like Charlie, Cuba is a place unlike any he has visited before — an island full of surprises, secrets and puzzling contradictions.

When Charlie’s artist mother is invited to visit a school in Cuba, the whole family goes along on the trip. But the island they discover is a far cry from the all-inclusive resorts th …

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Book Uncle and Me

by Uma Krishnaswami, read by Sneha Mathan
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: politics & government, friendship, asia

Winner of the International Literacy Association Social Justice Literature Award
An award-winning middle-grade novel about the power of grassroots activism and how kids can make a difference.

Every day, nine-year-old Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library on the street corner. But when the mayo …

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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: friendship, politics & government, diversity & multicultural

A lively introduction to voting, democracy, and activism for kids.

“The message of this book, which focuses on a student body’s divided opinion about an issue vital to its future, is that disagreements can lead to fruitful discussion, better understanding and great ideas.” —New York Times

Should an ancient monkey puzzle tree be cut down to ma …

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Journal of a Travelling Girl

by Nadine Neema, illustrated by Archie Beaverho, foreword by Joseph Judas
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 Tlicho People, as she gradually comes to understand and appreciate their culture and the significance of their fight for self-government.

"Journal of a Travelling Girl deserves to be in every northern classroom. There is so much to …

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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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