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Fired Up about Consent

by Sarah Ratchford, read by Tajja Isen
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: dating & sex, safety, sexual abuse

 

According to the World Health Organization, one in three women will be sexually or physically assaulted in her lifetime. These rates are very similar for non-binary people and other feminized people, too. This is rape culture, and young adults are living through it here and now. Fired Up about Consent is a practical, survivor-informed primer for y …

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Fired Up about Capitalism

by Tom Malleson, read by Omari Newton
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: business & economics, class differences

 

There is no alternative to free-market capitalism. At least that’s what we’ve been told since the 1980s, when Margaret Thatcher first declared the debate over. Politicians daily declare it, journalists parrot it, talk show hosts acquiesce to it, rich people gloat about it, and regular people simply assume it.

Fired Up about Capitalism forcefull …

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Righting Canada's Wrongs: Africville

An African Nova Scotian Community Is Demolished — and Fights Back

by Gloria Ann Wesley
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: prejudice & racism, canada, civil & human rights, politics & government

Beginning in the 18th century, Black men and women arrived from the U.S. and settled in various parts of Nova Scotia. In the 1800s, a small Black community had developed just north of Halifax on the shores of the Bedford Basin. The community became known as Africville and grew to about 400 people. Its residents fished, farmed, operated small retail …

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#BlackInSchool

by Habiba Cooper Diallo, foreword by Awad Ibrahim
edition: eBook
  • age: 16 to 18
  • Grade: 11 to 12
tagged: race & ethnic relations, black studies (global), african american & black, prejudice & racism, cultural heritage, urban, personal memoirs

A young Black woman documents the systemic racism in her high school diary and calls for justice and educational reform.

The prevalence of anti-Black racism and its many faces, from racial profiling to police brutality, in North America is indisputable. How do we stop racist ideas and violence if the very foundation of our society is built upon whi …

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Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and Get Along with Others

by Sheri Van Dijk
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: psychology

Take charge of your emotions, take charge of your life! Now fully revised and updated, this workbook offers proven-effective dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills to help you find emotional balance and live the life you want.

Let’s face it: life gives you plenty of reasons to get angry, sad, scared, and frustrated—and those feelings are okay …

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Orange Shirt Day Book Package

by Phyllis Webstad
edition: Mixed media
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous

A collection of authentic Orange Shirt Day books from the founder of the Orange Shirt Day movement, Phyllis Webstad. Package includes four books and three accompanying lesson plans, The Orange Shirt Story, Phyllis's Orange Shirt, Orange Shirt Day and Beyond the Orange Shirt Story.

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Beyond the Orange Shirt Story

A collection of stories from family and friends of Phyllis Webstad - Before, during, and after their Residential School experiences.

by Phyllis Webstad
edition: Paperback
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous

Beyond the Orange Shirt Story is a unique collection of truths, as told by Phyllis Webstad's family and others, that will give readers an up-close look at what life was like before, during, and after their Residential School experiences. In this book, Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors share their stories authentically and in their own words …

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Beyond the Orange Shirt Story Teacher Lesson Plan

by Phyllis Webstad
edition: Paperback
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous

Teacher lesson plans and resources that accompany the book Beyond the Orange Shirt Story.

Beyond the Orange Shirt Story is a unique collection of truths, as told by Phyllis Webstad's family and others, that will give readers an up-close look at what life was like before, during, and after their Residential School experiences. In this book, Survivors …

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