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Not My Girl

by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton, read by Lisa Nasson
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: native canadian, parents, native american

 

Margaret can’t wait to see her family, but her homecoming is not what she expected.

Two years ago, Margaret left her Arctic home for the outsiders’ school. Now she has returned and can barely contain her excitement as she rushes towards her waiting family—but her mother stands still as a stone. This strange, skinny child, with her hair croppe …

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Treaty Words

For As Long As the Rivers Flow

by Aimée Craft, illustrated by Luke Swinson
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: native canadian, native american, multigenerational

The first treaty that was made was between the earth and the sky. It was an agreement to work together. We build all of our treaties on that original treaty.

On the banks of the river that have been Mishomis’s home his whole life, he teaches his granddaughter to listen—to hear both the sounds and the silences, and so to learn her place in Creati …

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The Bare Naked Book

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Melissa Cho
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: body, self-esteem & self-reliance

Bodies, bodies! Big and small, short and tall, young and old—Every BODY is different!

The Bare Naked Book has been a beloved fixture in libraries, classrooms, and at-home story times since its original publication in 1986. Now, this revised edition is ready to meet a new generation of readers.

The text has been updated to reflect current understan …

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I'm Finding My Talk

by Rebecca Thomas, illustrated by Pauline Young
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: native canadian, cultural heritage, multigenerational

Former Halifax Poet Laureate and second-generation residential school survivor Rebecca Thomas writes honestly and powerfully in this companion piece to Rita Joe's I Lost My Talk. Includes vibrant illustrations from Mi'kmaw artist Pauline Young.

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Sky of Bombs, Sky of Stars

A Vietnamese War Orphan Finds Home

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: military & wars, asia, adoption, special needs, diseases, illnesses & injuries, non-classifiable

A beautiful omnibus edition of the award-winning biographies Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War and One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way

Tuyet remembers little about life before the Saigon orphanage, before polio left her limping and in constant pain, before the war made it too dangerous to stand under the bomb-fil …

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Grandma and the Grandson

by Bace Flores, edited by Marie Gaudet, illustrated by Aadil Khan
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: cooking & food, multigenerational

When life gives you lemons... make lemonade!

Come on this sweet and sour adventure with Grandma and the Grandson-and learn how to create lemon goodies in your own kitchen!

Picking lemons from his grandma's giant lemon tree and making treats is a favorite thing for the grandson. However, this trip to grandma's house doesn't go as planned...when some o …

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Why Do Families Change?

Our First Talk About Separation and Divorce

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Cindy Revell
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: marriage & divorce, emotions & feelings, parents, stepfamilies

Separation and divorce are difficult on the entire family.

Often young children blame themselves or are unsure of their place in the family if these events occur. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter.

Wh …

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Gonzonia and the Beast

by Bace Flores, edited by Marie Gaudet, illustrated by Aadil Khan
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: halloween, imagination & play, horror & ghost stories, siblings

In this unusual sequel, Gonzonia takes a detour, only to find himself in unfamiliar surroundings. Meeting new people, unlike any people he has ever seen before, he is at first a little fearful but then he finds they're not so different from him after all, not in their hearts. So after a great journey to a different place, with different people doin …

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