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I Have the Right to Save My Planet

by Alain Serres, illustrated by Aurélia Fronty, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, social activism & volunteering

From the author and illustrator duo who created the award-winning I Have the Right to Be a Child comes this beautifully illustrated picture book about a child’s right to advocate for the environment they live in.

All children have the right to learn about the world, to celebrate the water, air and sunshine, and to be curious about the animals and …


What Kids Did

Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of COVID-19

by Erin Silver
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, social activism & volunteering

In the spring of 2020, the Covid-19 virus changed the world and made daily life much more challenging. We had to stay apart, away from work, school, and our normal routines. But, all around the world, kids came up with creative and thoughtful ways to help others. From making 3-D printed medical equipment to food bank fundraising to a neighbourhood …


The Dog Patrol

Our Canine Companions and the Kids Who Protect Them

by Rob Laidlaw
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: dogs, social activists, pets, social activism & volunteering

In a full-color dog book unlike any other, acclaimed children’s nonfiction author Rob Laidlaw delves into the history and evolution of dogs as human companions, and empowers young readers to promote the health and happiness of dogs in their own lives and beyond.

From the award-winning author of No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for …



The Celebration and the Struggle

by Robin Stevenson
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: homosexuality, social activism & volunteering, diversity & multicultural

? “An indispensable and celebratory primer on the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ rights. An excellent resource that is as thorough as it is visually appealing.” —School Library Journal, starred review
Like the original version, this new edition of Pride: The Celebration and the Struggle celebrates the LGBTQ+ community's diversity and the incredibl …


What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows?

True Stories of Imagination and Courage

by Heather Camlot, illustrated by Serge Bloch
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 12
tagged: values & virtues, sociology, violence, social activism & volunteering

What if the impossible were actually possible? What if we turned our dreams into action? What if our imagination could help solve real-world crises, like war, famine, and human rights violations?

Through a series of seemingly whimsical questions, this middle-grade nonfiction book introduces readers to people and organizations that are subverting vi …

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