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Siksikaitsitapi

Stories of the Blackfoot People

by Payne Many Guns; Crystal Many Fingers; Sheena Potts; Latasha Calf Robe; Tim Fox; Marlene Yellow Horn & DerRic Starlight, foreword by Alayna Many Guns
edition: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 18
  • Grade: 6 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, indigenous studies, native american languages

In Siksikaitsitapi: Stories of the Blackfoot People, seven authors share their stories that come from both from legend and from their personal experiences, with many of the stories in both Blackfoot and English languages. The book is illustrated with beautiful full-colour pictures and photos which help convey these stories from Blackfoot traditiona …

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Degrassi Junior High: Shane

by Susin Nielsen
edition: Paperback
tagged: emotions & feelings, self-esteem & self-reliance

Shane is a loner at Degrassi. At home he and his parents don't get along too well, especially since he started grade eight. Life gets better when Shane starts seeing Spike, and he becomes more popular at school.

But the unthinkable happens--Spike gets pregnant. One little mistake, and it ruins his life. School is a drag, home is a drag, and Spike w …

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Creeboy

by Teresa Wouters
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, general (see also headings under social themes), general (see also headings under family), canada, general (see also headings under social topics)

Sixteen-year-old Josh is no stranger to gang life. His dad, the leader of the Warriors, a gang on their reserve, is in jail, and Josh’s older brother has taken charge.

Josh’s mom has made it clear the Warriors and their violence aren’t welcome in her home — Josh’s dad and brother included. She wants Josh to focus on graduating high school. …

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Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools

The Devastating Impact on Canada's Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Findings and Calls for Action

by Melanie Florence
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: prejudice & racism, politics & government, canada, aboriginal & indigenous, general (see also headings under family)

Canada’s residential school system for Indigenous children is now recognized as a grievous historic wrong committed against First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Through historical photographs, documents and first-person narratives from people who survived residential schools, this book offers an account of the injustice of this period in Cana …

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Nighttime Devotional for Teen Girls

5-Minute Guided Daily Reflections

by Teresa Hartnett & Catherine Hartnett
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: devotional & prayer, personal growth, girls & women

Empower teen girls to end each day with God’s wisdom

Being a teenager can be tough, but God is there to support every teen girl and help her become the amazing woman she was meant to be. This book of devotions makes it simple for teen girls to spend a moment with their faith at the end of every day, so they can prepare for the day ahead with a sen …

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The Underground Railroad

Next Stop, Toronto!

by Adrienne Shadd; Afua Cooper & Karolyn Smardz Frost
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: african american, canada

Stories of the hopeful, brave people who fled slavery and made Toronto their home.

“An engaging and highly readable account of the lives of Black people in Toronto in the 1800s.” — Lawrence Hill, bestselling author of The Illegal

The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! explores Toronto’s role as a destination for thousands of freedom se …

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Urgent Message from a Hot Planet

Navigating the Climate Crisis

by Ann Eriksson, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems, social activism & volunteering

The climate crisis is the issue of our time.

Scientists have warned for over 100 years that burning fossil fuels and destroying nature will warm the earth's atmosphere and affect the climate in adverse ways: more severe and intense storms, prolonged heat waves, drought, flooding, wildfires, rising sea levels and ocean acidification.

Urgent Message fr …

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