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An Equal Shot

How the Law Title IX Changed America

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: politics & government

Helaine Becker'sAn Equal Shot is a nonfiction picture book introduction to the history and importance of Title IX as civil rights legislature, featuring illustrations by Dow Phumiruk.
You’ve likely heard of the law Title IX. It protects the equal rights of students, athletes, and professionals in America regardless of gender. But do you know abo …

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An Inuksuk Means Welcome

by Mary Wallace
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: customs, traditions, anthropology, alphabet, polar regions

An inuksuk is a stone landmark that different peoples of the Arctic region build to leave a symbolic message. Inuksuit (the plural of inuksuk) can point the way, express joy, or simply say: welcome. A central image in Inuit culture, the inuksuk frames this picture book as an acrostic: readers will learn seven words from the Inuktitut language whos …

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This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes

How Science Is Tackling Unconscious Bias

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illustrated by Drew Shannon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 11 to 14
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: prejudice & racism, sociology, psychology

An essential overview of the science behind stereotypes: from why our brains form them to how recognizing them can help us be less biased.

From the time we're babies, our brains constantly sort and label the world around us --- a skill that's crucial for our survival. But, as adolescents are all too aware, there's a tremendous downside: when we do t …

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Working Toward Protecting the Planet

by Cynthia O‘Brien
edition: Paperback
  • age: 11
  • Grade: 6
tagged: non-classifiable, environmental conservation & protection, sociology

This book looks at the impact of environmental activists, from John Muir to Rachel Carson, and the events that had wide-ranging impact, such as the Santa Barbara oil spill, the Standing Rock Sioux protest, and the campaigns by Indigenous communities around the world. Today, Earth activism is widespread and powerful, and often led by young voices, s …

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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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Wahogicobi

Kinship terms to make relationships with each other

by Nakota Sioux Language Keepers, illustrated by Destry Love Roan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: body, mind & spirit, folklore & mythology, customs, traditions, anthropology

Our Aboriginal Elders tell of a time when animals and humans could speak to each other. When humans became too greedy and killed more animals than they needed for food, the Creator changed that relationship to protect the animals. So the Creator made a Spirit Animal to represent each one and granted them gifts they could give to people. Spirit Anim …

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The Northern Lights

English Edition

by Diane Ellis
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: 1
tagged: beginner, astronomy, folklore & mythology

Learn all about the northern lights!
This book is an introduction to the northern lights, what they look like, where they can be seen, what causes them, and traditional stories about them.

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Fight On!

Cape Breton Coal Miners,1900-1925

by Joanne Schwartz
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), politics & government

In early twentieth-century Cape Breton, coal mines stretched far out under the ocean. The workers, mostly men, but also children and ponies, spent all day in the dark, damp mines. Each day the workers descended into the mines, they risked never seeing sunlight or their families again. They were miserable and fearful, working in dangerous conditions …

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