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Same Here!

The Differences We Share

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Sophie Casson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: customs, traditions, anthropology, daily activities, diversity & multicultural

Explore how kids around the world live and the common needs that unite them

Children around the world live different lives from one another—different cultures, different geographic and socio-economic realities, differing access to health and education. Despite these differences, they all share common needs: the need to feel loved and protected, th …

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The Little Book

Story Reader for a Free Ukraine

by Mykola Matwijczuk, introduction by Lorene Shyba, translated by Magda Stroinska & Volodymyr Shyba, illustrated by O. Kurelac
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 1 to 7
tagged: diversity & multicultural, political freedom, peace

To date (May 3, 2022) The Little Book has donated over $10,000 to the Canada Ukraine Foundation!

The Little Book was originally published in 1932 and made a vital contribution to the curriculum for Canadian-Ukrainian children in prairie schools. Besides containing alphabet letters and gorgeous illustrations, the book features charming parables and p …

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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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A Ticket Around the World (updated edition)

by Natalia Diaz & Melissa Owens, illustrated by Kim Smith
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: travel, customs, traditions, anthropology, diversity & multicultural, atlases

A Teachers' Pick for ages 5 to 8! Take a tour of 13 countries in this introduction to cultures around the world. This edition of a bestselling favorite is newly updated and re-released in 2022.

Join a young boy as he hops around the globe, visiting friends in 13 different countries spanning all 6 populated continents. Along the way, each friend intr …

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Unstoppable

Women With Disabilities

by Helen Wolfe, illustrated by Karen Patkau
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: special needs, girls & women, diversity & multicultural

Around the world, people living with disabilities face barriers in the built environment, in employment and education, and in social attitudes and policies that can make it hard to live a full and satisfying life.

The ten women we meet in this book face physical and mental health challenges, some from birth and some who became disabled later in life …

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THAO

A Picture Book

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

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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Célébrons notre patrimoine

Initiation à l'héritage culturel

illustrated by Scot Ritchie
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: diversity & multicultural

 

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Nous, les êtres humains, habitons un seul monde, n’avons qu’un seul soleil et qu’une seule lune, mais nous sommes tous différents. Tout le monde a une histoire différente. Quel meilleur moyen de le montrer et d’en être fier que d’organiser un festival sur l’héritage? Aidez cinq amis à préparer u …

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White Privilege

Deal with it in all fairness

by Catherine Inglis, illustrated by Wang Xulin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: prejudice & racism, activity books, inspirational & personal growth, diversity & multicultural

For some kids, ways they can help eliminate racial injustice might be hard to see. After all, they are taught that people in society are all equal under the law. So why then does racial conflict still exist? And what can they as individuals do about it right now? One way is for white children to understand the unearned advantages they were born wit …

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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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