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Full Court Press

by Eric Walters
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: basketball, friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance

With the three-on-three tournament over, it's now time for tryouts for the school rep team. The question is will grade three students Nick and Kia have any chance to make the team? After all the rep team is normally made up only of grade five players. When Nick and Kia decide that they will try out for the team, they find they get a chilly and some …

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Treasure for Lunch

by Shenaaz Nanji, illustrated by Yvonne Cathcart
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance

Shaira loves the wonderful Indian foods her grandmother prepares. But afraid her school friends will think them strange, Shaira hides her lunch everyday. Treasure for Lunch is a celebration one’s heritage.

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King of the Castle

by Stinson, Kathy
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance

Mr. Elliot is the custodian in a primary school and he has a secret. He can’t read. When he sees a child being called stupid and falling into the same traps, Mr. Elliot decides to learn how to read.

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The Breadwinner

by Deborah Ellis
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: middle east, girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

"All girls [should read] The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis." — Malala Yousafzai, New York Times

Over two million copies of The Breadwinner Trilogy sold worldwide

Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital city. Parvana's father -- a history teacher until his school was …

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The Breadwinner (movie tie-in edition)

by Deborah Ellis
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: middle east, girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

"All girls [should read] The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis." — Malala Yousafzai, New York Times

The first book in Deborah Ellis’s riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan.

Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her …

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Aaron's Hair

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Alan Daniel & Lea Daniel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p
tagged: humorous stories, self-esteem & self-reliance

Aaron grows his hair long to look like his father. When it starts to annoy him, he says, "Hair I hate you!" The hair jumps off his head and runs away. With Aaron in frantic pursuit, it attaches itself to just about everyone and everything, resulting in a huge traffic jam.

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Manfred the Unmangeable Monster

by Budge Wilson
edition: Paperback
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance

Budge Wilson has created a heart-warming monster story that proves things are not always the way they appear. Manfred's parents are afraid he's not scary enough but Manfred knows that it's okay to be different and he figures out a way to break the stereotypes that monsters face.

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A Terrible Secret

by Anfousse, Ginette, translated by Hutchison, Jennifer
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings

On the only morning of the year that Maggie Alexander sat down to breakfast with her mother, her father and her brother, she wanted to run away. Run away from her house, from her family, from Montreal, everything.

A year ago today, Maggie's younger brother was struck and killed in a hit-and-run. To make matters worse she's starting a new year at sch …

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