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Unstoppable

Women With Disabilities

by Helen Wolfe, illustrated by Karen Patkau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: special needs, non-classifiable, girls & women

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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Govern Like a Girl

The Women Who Became Canada’s First Ministers

by Kate Graham
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: politics & government, girls & women

Only twelve women have ever served as the premier of a Canadian province or territory, and only one has risen to the very top to serve as prime minister. In Govern Like a Girl, Kate Graham tells the stories of these thirteen women, from childhood to political power. Their experiences span three decades, every political stripe, and extend from coast …

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Walking for Water

How One Boy Stood Up for Gender Equality

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Nicole Miles
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: girls & women, africa, siblings

In this inspiring story of individual activism, a boy recognizes gender inequality when his sister must stop attending school --- and decides to do something about it.

Victor is very close to his twin sister, Linesi. But now that they have turned eight years old, she no longer goes to school with him. Instead, Linesi, like the other older girls in t …

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111 Trees

How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl

by Rina Singh, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: girls & women, asia, environmental conservation & protection

In a small village in India, a boy grows up to make a huge difference in his community by planting trees to celebrate the birth of every girl. Based on a true story, this book celebrates environmental sustainability, community activism and ecofeminism.

This is the story of Sundar Paliwal, who is from a small Indian village ruled by ancient customs. …

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International Day of the Girl, The

Celebrating Girls Around the World

by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Jessica Dee Humphreys, illustrated by Simone Shin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

This introduction to the International Day of the Girl and its worldwide significance encourages children to recognize their own potential to make change, providing both a perfect lesson in social justice and a celebration of girl power.

The United Nations designated October 11th as the International Day of the Girl, a day to increase awareness of …

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Working Toward Gaining Equality for Women

by Cynthia O‘Brien
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 11
  • Grade: 6
tagged: non-classifiable, girls & women, sociology

Women make up about half the world‘s population, but women worldwide have had to fight for equal rights - to be able to vote, do the same jobs as men for the same rate of pay, own property, and have the same opportunities in education. This book looks at the campaigns fought throughout history, including suffrage movements around the world, strik …

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Ruth Graves Wakefield: One Smart Cookie

I Can Read Level 1

by Sarah Howden, illustrated by Nick Craine
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: beginner, girls & women, women
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Viola Desmond: A Hero for Us All

I Can Read Level 1

by Sarah Howden, illustrated by Nick Craine
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: beginner, girls & women, women
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Roberta Bondar: Space Explorer

I Can Read Level 1

by Sarah Howden, illustrated by Nick Craine
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: beginner, women, girls & women
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