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Empire

A Groundwork Guide

by James Laxer, series edited by Jane Springer
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: politics & government

 A fascinating look at empires and imperialism, and the new kind of empire the United States has become. An excellent introduction for young adults.

The United States presides over the most far-flung imperial system ever established. Empire compares the American Empire to those of the past, finding that much can be learned from the fates of the Brit …

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Genocide

A Groundwork Guide

by Jane Springer
edition: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: violence, prejudice & racism

What is genocide? Why does it happen, and what can be done to prevent it from happening again? These urgent questions are clearly and concisely explored for young adult readers.

Some view the systematic killing, rape and destruction of homes in Darfur as a grave humanitarian crisis. For others, it’s a clear example of the ultimate crime against hu …

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My Life in a Kwagu'l Big House

by Diane Jacobson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: general (see also headings under social topics), cultural heritage, aboriginal & indigenous

Honey Jacobson considered herself lucky to live in the last semi-traditional big house of the Kwagu'ł people: a four-storey house filled with a loving extended family of cousins, uncles, aunts and the patriarch and matriarch of the household, Grandpa Moses and Granny Axu. While new smaller houses were spreading throughout her community, Honey rea …

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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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Bold, Brave, and Born to Lead

Major General Isaac Brock and the Canadas

by Mary Beacock Fryer
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: military & wars, canada, historical

Celebrated as the saviour of Upper Canada, Major General Sir Isaac Brock was a charismatic leader who won the respect not only of his own troops, but also of the Shawnee chief Tecumseh and even men among his enemy. His motto could well have been ’speak loud and look big.’ Although this attitude earned him a reputation for brashness, it also ena …

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My Life with the Salmon

by Diane Jacobson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: science & technology, aboriginal & indigenous, environmental conservation & protection

Diane "Honey" Jacobson's latest book is an important comment about First Nations efforts to save the salmon and her personal youthful journey to find meaning and a sense of place in life. Like the style in her first book My Life in a Kwagu'l Big House, Diane's style in My Life with the Salmon is full of action, amazing adventures and fascinating co …

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Chuck Farris and the Tower of Darkness

An Action Story about PlayStation2

by Lois H Gresh & Danny Gresh
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: literary criticism & collections, film

Written by an 11-year-old boy and his mom, this adventure is about Chuck Farris, a young video game aficionado who turns into a real-life superhero.

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Wounded Knee

An Indian History of the American West

by Dee Brown, adapted by Amy Ehrlich
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: 19th century

Dee Brown's bestselling adult book,Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, opened the eyes of a generation to the Indian struggle to survive the white man's expansion. This young adult edition relates the profoundly disturbing story of the plunder of the great Indian nations.

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