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#BlackInSchool

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

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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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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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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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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So you think you know Nova Scotia

From the files of Nova Scotia's most eclectic collector comes the ULTIMATE Bluenoser Quiz Book

by Vernon Oickle
edition: Paperback
tagged: trivia, activity books

Even the most ardent trivia buff won't be able to answer all 1000 of these questions without searching for the answers. We double-dog dare you to give it a try.

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Maud and Me

by Marianne Jones
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 16
  • Grade: 9 to 11
tagged: historical, women

"Maud and Me" is a novel set in the early 1980's in Marathon, a small mining town in Northwestern Ontario. Nicole LeClair, a middle-aged minister's wife has a secret: she receives visits from Lucy Maud Montgomery, also a minister's wife and famed author of Anne of Green Gables. Since Maud has been dead for four decades, Nicole is unsure if this app …

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Fired Up about Reproductive Rights

read by Jane Kirby
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: girls & women, general (see also headings under family)

 

Decades after abortion was legalized and decriminalized in Canada, the US, and the UK, why are we still fighting for reproductive rights? What is at stake in the fight for safe, legal, and accessible abortion services? And who benefits from our dark legacy of coercive sterilization, eugenics, and population control? Reproductive rights are rights …

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The Power of Style

How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures

by Christian Allaire
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: fashion, aboriginal & indigenous, customs, traditions, anthropology

Style is not just the clothes on our backs—it is self-expression, representation, and transformation.

As a fashion-obsessed Ojibwe teen, Christian Allaire rarely saw anyone that looked like him in the magazines or movies he sought out for inspiration. Now the Fashion and Style Writer for Vogue, he is working to change that—because clothes are ne …

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