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Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians

Inspiring Stories of Courage and Achievement

by Lindsay Ruck, illustrated by James Bentley
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: cultural heritage, prejudice & racism, african american

This fascinating, full-colour illustrated book features over 50 amazing Black people from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, sharing their incredible stories and accomplishments, past and present.

Among these amazing Black Atlantic Canadians are people who saved lives, set sports records (Delmore Willia …

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Biographie-BD-Hockey : Hayley Wickenheiser

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, illustrated by D. A. Bishop
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 12
  • Grade: 1 to 7
tagged: hockey, sports & recreation

 

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Quand Hayley Wickenheiser était jeune, il n’y avait aucune équipe de hockey pour les filles dans la petite ville de la Saskatchewan où elle habitait. Elle jouait donc dans l’équipe des garçons.

Hayley est une hockeyeuse exceptionnelle, qui est entrée dans l’équipe féminine canadienne à l’âge de 15 …

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The Golden Goal

by Matthew Cade, illustrated by Patrick Gray
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: hockey, sports & recreation, olympics
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Hockey Superstars 2020-2021

by Paul Romanuk
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 100
  • Grade: 1 to 17
tagged: hockey, sports & recreation

 

Discover today’s greatest hockey stars!

 

For over thirty years kids (and their parents) have looked forward to Paul Romanuk’s annual Hockey Superstars books!

Seventeen of the NHL’s superstars are profiled, with full-colour photos, bios, previous-season stats, and pull-out interview quotes. Hockey Superstars also includes fill-in pages for seas …

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Mitch Marner (Amazing Hockey Stories)

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, illustrated by D. A. Bishop
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: hockey, sports & recreation

 

Meet Mitch Marner, the superstar playmaker of the Toronto Maple Leafs!

 

In only a few short years with his beloved Maple Leafs, Mitch Marner has racked up record-setting points and made countless plays happen for his linemates. And his OHL career is legendary. Mitch won the Red Tilson Trophy, the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award, the Ed Chynoweth Trophy and …

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Emmy Noether

The Most Important Mathematician You've Never Heard Of

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Kari Rust
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: prejudice & racism, women

In this engaging and inspiring biography, a groundbreaking but relatively unknown woman finally gets her due as one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century.

Emmy Noether is not pretty, quiet, good at housework or eager to marry --- all the things a German girl is expected to be in her time. What she is, though, is a genius at …

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Le hockey : ses supervedettes 2020-2021

by Paul Romanuk
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 100
  • Grade: 1 to 17
tagged: hockey, sports & recreation

 

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Cet album annuel incontournable de Paul Romanuk présente les 18 joueurs les plus en vue de la LNH. Des photos, des biographies, des statistiques et des extraits d’entrevues composent cet ouvrage. De plus, il offre des pages à remplir permettant aux jeunes de suivre leurs joueurs préférés tout au long de la …

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Frederick Douglass: What to the Slave Is the 4th of July?

by Rebecca Sjonger
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 11
  • Grade: 6
tagged: social activists, political

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” The prophetic words of abolitionist, writer, and social reformer Frederick Douglass live on in his speeches and books of autobiography. This speech, delivered on July 5, 1852 was an address to the Rochester Ladies‘ Anti-Slavery Society. Douglass grew up enslaved and de …

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Elie Wiesel: The Perils of Indifference

by Rebecca Sjonger
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 11
  • Grade: 6
tagged: social activists, holocaust

Elie Wiesel lost most of his family to the Nazi death camps of World War II. As a Holocaust survivor, he dedicated his life to ending injustice, suffering, and indifference. In this 1999 speech given at the White House, Wiesel makes the case for gratitude, passion, and “making a difference” in the world. His speech links being indifferent, or b …

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