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Sunflower's Story

by Sunflower Paul, illustrated by Chloe "Bluebrird" Mustooche
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, blended families, cultural heritage

A personal account of a young Indigenous girl who experiences intolerance, a sense of not belonging and family struggles. She learns from her grandfather the traditional ways of ceremony and fasting to go beyond the needs of the body to where she begins to know her higher self.

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Real Talk About Sex and Consent

What Every Teen Needs to Know

by Cheryl M. Bradshaw
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 19
  • Grade: 8 to 14
tagged: dating & sex

"A truly vital and nuanced guide that is as empowering as it is educational."
School Library Journal (starred review)
You deserve clear, accurate information about sexual consent! Let this honest and empowering book be your go-to guide.

Let’s get real: Sex is complicated. Like, really complicated. And as a teen, you need trusted resources to …

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Orange Shirt Day

by Orange Shirt Society, edited by Phyllis Webstad & Joan Sorley
edition: Hardcover
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous

Orange Shirt Day is observed annually on September 30th to honour residential school survivors and their families, and to remember those who did not make it. This book explores the historical impact on Indigenous people in order to create champions who will walk a path of reconciliation through Orange Shirt Day, promoting the message that Every Chi …

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Branded by the Pink Triangle

by Ken Setterington, read by Bill Marchant
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 12 to 21
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: holocaust, lgbt, prejudice & racism

 

When the Nazis came to power in Europe, the lives of homosexuals came to be ruled by fear as raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews. The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of their persecution. Branded by …

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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 Numbers: English * French * Cree

illustrated by Neepin Auger
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • 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 Words: English * French * Cree — Updated Edition

illustrated by Neepin Auger
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
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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If I Go Missing

by Brianna Jonnie, with Nahanni Shingoose, illustrated by Neal Shannacappo
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 12
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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