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The Witness Blanket

Truth, Art and Reconciliation

by Carey Newman & Kirstie Hudson
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: prejudice & racism, cultural heritage, native canadian

For more than 150 years, thousands of Indigenous children were taken from their families and sent to residential schools across Canada.

Artist Carey Newman created the Witness Blanket to make sure that history is never forgotten. The Blanket is a living work of art—a collection of hundreds of objects from those schools. It includes everything from …


Fashion Forward

Striving for Sustainable Style

by Raina Delisle
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: recycling & green living, environmental conservation & protection, clothing & dress, fashion

Fashion can be fun, but it can also hurt people, animals and the planet.

Fashion Forward: Striving for Sustainable Style goes behind the glitz and glamour to explore the social and environmental issues within the fashion industry. It looks at the history of fashion, from why humans started wearing clothes to the birth of consumerism to the explosion …


Northwest Indigenous Arts: Creative Colors 1

by Robert E. Stanley Sr.
edition: Paperback
tagged: native american studies, techniques, native american

Learn about some of the real and legendary creatures revered by the natives of the west coast by using these templates to create spectacular pictures. The first coloring book in the Northwest Native Arts Series. Learn about some of the real and legendary creatures revered by the natives of the west coast by using these templates to create spectacul …


Comment repérer un artiste

by Danielle Krysa
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: techniques, self-esteem & self-reliance

C’est un livre très pratique pour savoir reconnaître un artiste. Tous les artistes sont différents, tout le monde peut-être un artiste, tout matériel peut être utilisé et chaque artiste a son style et sa manière. Bref, il y a des artistes partout. Mais attention à la brute des arts, celle qui demande “À quoi bon?” ou qui dit “Ce n …


My Art, My World

by Rita Winkler, with Mark Winkler & Helen Winkler
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: special needs, painting, parents

Rita: Do we have any boxes?

Mom: Sure, Why do you need a box?

Rita: My teacher says I have to think outside the box!

Approaching her daily life with enthusiasm and humour, Rita rides public transit to her job working at a university coffee shop. She takes yoga and folk dance classes and enjoys drama and music at a day program, and she practices usi …


I Have the Right to Culture

by Alain Serres, illustrated by Aurélia Fronty, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: k to 1
tagged: social activism & volunteering

From the author and illustrator duo who created the award-winning I Have the Right to Be a Child and I Have the Right to Save My Planet comes this beautifully illustrated third book in the series. 

I Have the Right to Culture explores a child’s right to be curious and to experience all of humanity’s shared knowledge, including music, art, dance …

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