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My Art, My World

by Rita Winkler, with Mark Winkler & Helen Winkler
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: special needs, painting, parents

Rita: Do we have any boxes?

Mom: Sure, Why do you need a box?

Rita: My teacher says I have to think outside the box!

Approaching her daily life with enthusiasm and a dry sense of humor, Rita rides public transit to her job working at a university coffee shop. She takes yoga and folk dance classes and enjoys drama and music at a day program, and she …

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Shelter

Homelessness in Our Community

by Lois Peterson, illustrated by Taryn Gee
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: homelessness & poverty, depression & mental illness, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, social activism & volunteering

There are 150 million people experiencing homelessness worldwide, and that number is increasing every year.

Homelessness is not a choice, yet it exists in almost every community. But why are people homeless? Who are they? What can you do? In Shelter: Homelessness in Our Community, readers will get answers to these complex questions. They’ll learn …

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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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On Our Street

Our First Talk About Poverty

by Jillian Roberts & Jaime Casap, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: homelessness & poverty, city & town life, depression & mental illness

A gentle introduction to the issue of poverty, On Our Street explores the realities of people living with inadequate resources. Using age-appropriate language, this book addresses mental illness, homelessness and refugee status as they are connected to this issue. Insightful quotes from individuals and organizations such as UNICEF are included thro …

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When I Feel

Easy Yoga for Big Feelings

by Kathy Beliveau, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin, photographs by Jesse Holland
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, fitness & exercise

Sometimes I feel angry, so I become the sea. I breathe in deep an ocean breath and breathe out peacefully. We may not be able to help the overwhelming feelings, but we can learn tools to help us regulate them. Practicing yoga can increase our ability to accept and mindfully manage our emotions. Yoga is known to have a positive physiological effect …

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On the Playground

Our First Talk About Prejudice

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: prejudice & racism, values & virtues, bullying

On the Playground: Our First Talk About Prejudice focuses on introducing children to the complex topic of prejudice. Crafted around a narrative between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book will help children shape their understanding of diversity so they are better prepared to understand, and question, prejudice witnes …

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