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We Want You to Know

Kids Talk About Bullying

by Deborah Ellis
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: bullying, physical & emotional abuse

Through her association with a community anti-bullying campaign launched in Haldimand, Norfolk, and neighboring communities in Southern Ontario, children’s author Deborah Ellis asked students from the ages of nine to nineteen to talk about their experiences with bullying.

The results are thoughtful, candid, and often harrowing accounts of “busin …

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True Stories of Rescue and Survival

Canada's Unknown Heroes

by Carolyn Matthews
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: careers, canada, adventure & adventurers

A crab boat off Newfoundland catches fire, and a rescue is undertaken by helicopter. A child goes missing in a New Brunswick forest, and a desperate hunt is mounted. A climber falls on a British Columbia mountain, and a helicopter rescue is attempted. A civilian chopper crashes in Nunavut, and a search-and-rescue team braves a savage snowstorm to f …

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Day of the Flying Fox

The True Story of World War II Pilot Charley Fox

by Steve Pitt
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: military & wars, aviation, canada

Commended for the 2009 Best Books for Kids & Teens
Canadian World War II pilot Charley Fox, now in his late eighties, has had a thrilling life, especially on the day in July 1944 in France when he spotted a black staff car, the kind usually employed to drive high-ranking Third Reich dignitaries. Already noted for his skill in dive-bombing and str …

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To Stand and Fight Together

Richard Pierpoint and the Coloured Corps of Upper Canada

by Steve Pitt
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: canada, military & wars, historical

In 1812, a 67-year-old black United Empire Loyalist named Richard Pierpoint helped raise "a corps of Coloured Men to stand and fight together" against the Americans who were threatening to invade the tiny British colony of Upper Canada.

Pierpoint’s unique fighting unit would not only see service throughout the War of 1812, it would also be the fir …

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GirlSpoken

edited by Jessica Hein; Heather Holland & Carol Kauppi
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 19
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings

From pen, brush, and tongue, girls and young women speak their truths, tell it like it is, and call for change. This collection of creative works is an exploration of young women’s identities, self-expression and voice.

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Just Ask Us

A Conversation with First Nations Teenage Moms

by Sylvia Olsen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: native american studies, aboriginal & indigenous

Teen moms are nothing new. For as long as anyone can remember, families, communities, and governments have been grappling with the poverty and lack of life opportunities faced by these parents and their children. For First Nations in particular, the issue has become critical. Aboriginal girls are four and a half times more likely to be teen moms th …

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Hear Me Out

True Stories of Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia

with Planned Parenthood of Toronto
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: lgbt, self-esteem & self-reliance, teenagers, sexuality & pregnancy

Twenty Gay teens speak out about their lives, about the realization of their sexuality, and the consequences for themselves. These young people discuss the reactions of their friends and families, their schoolmates and society in general.

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