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Drum from the Heart

by Ren Louie, illustrated by Karlene Harvey, edited by Kaitlyn Stampflee
edition: Paperback
tagged: cultural heritage

When he is gifted a handmade drum by his mother, Ren learns the teachings of the drum that she also passes down to him. Ren discovers that through this special drum, he is able to connect to his culture and find a confidence in his voice to joyfully share in singing the traditional songs of his Nuu-chah-nulth Nation.

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Joue du tambour avec coeur

by Ren Louie, illustrated by Karlene Harvey
edition: Paperback
tagged: cultural heritage

Quand sa mère lui donne un tambour fait à la main en cadeau, Ren apprend les enseignements du tambour qu’on lui transmet par le fait même. Il découvre que, grâce à ce tambour spécial, il peut créer des liens avec sa culture et reprendre confiance en sa voix pour partager avec joie les chansons traditionnelles de sa nation, la Nation Nuu-ch …

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Biographie en images : Voici Mary Ann Shadd

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: women, post-confederation (1867-), political

 

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Voici Mary Ann Shadd! Née dans un état esclavagiste de parents militants, Mary Ann était la plus âgée de treize enfants. Marchant dans les traces de ses parents, elle a décidé de militer pour la communauté noire et de s’installer au Canada. Des années plus tard, elle est devenue la première femme noire …

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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 …

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Meet Mary Ann Shadd (Scholastic Canada Biography)

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: social activists

Meet Mary Ann Shadd: anti-slavery activist, newspaper publisher, and social justice pioneer!

 

The award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians whose achievements have inspired and changed the lives of those who followed.

Mary Ann Shadd was born free in 1823 in Delaware. Her parents were abolitionists, …

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El salto largo

La historia de Jean-Baptiste Alaize

by Francesca Cavallo, illustrated by Kezna Dalz
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: sports & recreation, special needs, diversity & multicultural, olympics

Escrito por Francesca Cavallo, autora de Cuentos de buenas noches para niñas rebeldes, uno de los libros más vendidos según el New York Times.

Esta es la verdadera historia de Jean-Baptiste Alaize.
Ahora, un atleta excepcional y saltador de largo, Jean-Baptiste perdió su pierna derecha cuando tenía solo tres años durante la guerra civil en Bur …

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The Light of Days Young Readers’ Edition

The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos

by Judy Batalion
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: holocaust, historical, judaism, europe, women

This young readers’ edition of the blockbuster New York Times bestseller is the remarkable untold story of the young Jewish women who became resistance fighters against the Nazis during World War II. It has already been optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture.

As their communities were being destroyed, groups of Jewish women and te …

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Journey of the Midnight Sun

by Shazia Afzal, illustrated by Aliya Ghare
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: islam, cars & trucks, values & virtues, cultural heritage

This is the true story of the journey of the Midnight Sun Mosque.

In 2010 a Winnipeg-based charity raised funds to build and ship a mosque to Inuvik, one of the most northern towns in Canada’s Arctic. A small but growing Muslim community there had been using a cramped trailer for their services, but there just wasn't enough space. The mosque trave …

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