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Be the Awesome Man

A Handbook for Young Men in Pursuing Happiness

by Dennis Gazarek
edition: Paperback
tagged: success, boys & men, adolescence, self-esteem & self-reliance

A diagnosis and a prescription for a generation of young men in crisis, Be the Awesome Man is a must-read guide for young men who want to achieve lasting success and personal happiness.

Young men are underachieving in unprecedented numbers. More and more young men are not attaining standard benchmarks of maturity, such as entering and graduating fro …

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Journeyman

The Story of NHL Right-Winger Jamie Leach

by Anna Rosner
edition: Paperback
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Journeyman is a first-person biography of Ojibwe right-winger Jamie Leach, son of the legendary NHL superstar Reggie Leach. Follow the fascinating hockey trajectory from his childhood years watching his father play for Philadelphia Flyers, to Jamie's first goal in the NHL.

Journeyman touches on Jamie's summers on Lake Winnipeg, the World Junior Hoc …

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In Good Hands

Remarkable Female Politicians from Around the World Who Showed Up, Spoke Out and Made Change

by Stephanie MacKendrick
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: women, politics & government, political

Written for young women interested in running for office, this book is unlike any other, with inspiring stories of eighteen women role models along with the all the tools and resources needed to get a campaign off the ground.

Stephanie MacKendrick, a former journalist now dedicated to women's career advancement, believes the time for women in politi …

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Discovering Words: English * French * Cree — Updated Edition

illustrated by Neepin Auger
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, french

This updated edition includes a few replacement words and new artwork, gently refreshing the content to help teach the basics of early language in English, French, and Cree.

Neepin Auger's books for children contain original, brightly coloured images and early education level concepts familiar to everyone. Playful and bold, this dynamic series will …

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Discovering Numbers: English * French * Cree — Updated Edition

illustrated by Neepin Auger
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, french

This updated edition is expanded to include more numbers and new illustrations, making it an even finer resource for teaching the basics of counting in English, French, and Cree.

Neepin Auger’s books for children contain original, brightly coloured images and early education level concepts familiar to everyone. Playful and bold, this dynamic serie …

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Discovering Numbers: English * French * Cree

by Neepin Auger
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: french, aboriginal & indigenous

This updated edition is expanded to include more numbers and new illustrations, making it an even finer resource for teaching the basics of counting in English, French, and Cree.

Neepin Auger’s books for children contain original, brightly coloured images and early education level concepts familiar to everyone. Playful and bold, this dynamic serie …

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If I Go Missing

by Brianna Jonnie, with Nahanni Shingoose, illustrated by Neal Shannacappo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 4
tagged: social topics, canada, aboriginal & indigenous, prejudice & racism

Combining graphic fiction and non-fiction, this young adult graphic novel serves as a window into one of the unique dangers of being an Indigenous teen in Canada today.

The text of the book is derived from excerpts of a letter written to the Winnipeg Chief of Police by fourteen-year-old Brianna Jonnie — a letter that went viral and was also the ba …

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Highrise

The Towers in the World and the World in the Towers

by Katerina Cizek, adapted by Kristy Woudstra
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: sociology, architecture

Adapted from the Emmy-winning, multimedia interactive documentary of the same name, Highrise is an in-depth exploration of the world's highrises and the people who live inside them.

From the multi-story dwellings of Ancient Rome to the soaring glass skyscrapers of today, humans have used highrises for thousands of years to house the poor, protect …

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