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Cours avec moi!

by Robert Budd & Andre De Grasse, illustrated by Joseph Osei Bonsu
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: sports & recreation, track & field, diversity & multicultural

 

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Attache tes lacets et prépare-toi à courir en compagnie de l’athlète canadien de l’année 2019 Andre De Grasse! Découvre le parcours de cet athlète talentueux, le seul sprinteur canadien à avoir gagné trois médailles lors d’une même édition des Jeux olympiques. Andre De Grasse est parti de rien ava …

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Ride, Gabe, Ride

by Wilfred Burton, illustrated by Lucille Scott
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
tagged: native canadian, cultural heritage, post-confederation (1867-)

Ride across the plains with GABRIEL DUMONT!

Based on historic events, Ride, Gabe, Ride! tells the tale of a dangerous,exhilarating hunt led by the famed Métis buffalo hunter.

From the award-winning author of Fiddle Dancer, Dancing in My Bones, and Call of the Fiddle.

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The Girl Who Loved Giraffes

and became the World's First Giraffologist

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by François Thisdale
edition: Hardcover
tagged: giraffes, women

When Anne Innis saw her first giraffe in a zoo, she was entranced. So much so that a love for giraffes shaped her whole life. She decided at a young age that she would one day travel from her home in Canada to study giraffes in their natural environment in Africa.
After overcoming obstacles to doing so based on her gender, Anne succeeded in fulfil …

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Growing Up Elizabeth May

The Making of an Activist

by Sylvia Olsen, with Cate May Burton
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: social activists, political, environmental conservation & protection, recycling & green living

Elizabeth May was born to be an activist. As a young girl, Elizabeth was worried about the health of the planet and believed it was her job to protect it. While other children were playing, she was raising money for important causes, researching the latest science and organizing protests. Before most people had heard about environmentalism, she was …

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Indigenous Filmmakers & Actors

by Gary Robinson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: performing arts, native american, native canadian

In these entertaining profiles, twelve Indigenous actors and filmmakers tell stories of the hard work and struggle that went into their careers. Overcoming prejudice and stereotypes in the film industry, fighting to make and promote films that demonstrate an honest portrayal of Indigenous life and heritage. Their stories show how there’s more to …

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Her Epic Adventure

25 Daring Women Who Inspire a Life Less Ordinary

by Julia De Laurentiis Johnston, illustrated by Salini Perera
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: women, girls & women

Thrilling true stories of female adventurers who never stopped believing in themselves --- and achieved the unimaginable!

Throughout history, women eager for adventure have long faced obstacles and opposition. But here are the stories of 25 remarkable women --- from pilots to mountain climbers, deep-sea divers to Antarctic explorers --- who defied e …

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Napoleon vs. the Bunnies

by J. F. Fox, illustrated by Anna Kwan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: europe, historical

The renowned Napoleon Bonaparte faces an army of a different sort in this witty, unconventional telling of a true event in his life.

Everyone knows the Battle of Waterloo was Napoleon Bonaparte's most crushing defeat, right? Well, some beg to differ. It seems there was another less famous (though perhaps more humiliating) surrender in his past. Let' …

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THAO

A Picture Book

by Thao Lam
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: cultural heritage, prejudice & racism, asian american, diversity & multicultural

An honest #OwnVoices story about growing up with a name that is unfamiliar to the kids around you, told with humor and heart by critically acclaimed author/illustrator Thao Lam
Even though it’s only four simple, familiar letters long, nobody can ever pronounce Thao’s name. She’s been called Theo, Tail, even Towel! But the teasing names—To …

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How to Become an Accidental Activist

by Elizabeth MacLeod & Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Jenn Playford
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: social activists, values & virtues, inspirational & personal growth

Just Get Started! Be Unstoppable! Dream Big! How to Become an Accidental Activist profiles almost 100 activists from around the world, including change-makers like Greta Thunberg, Pete Seeger and Lilly Singh. This book shows us how ordinary people have persevered throughout history to do extraordinary things to help themselves and others.

These acti …

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