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My Body in Pieces

by Marie-Noëlle Hébert, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: eating disorders & body image, self-esteem & self-reliance, social topics, depression & mental illness, women

A deeply emotional graphic memoir of a young woman’s struggles with self-esteem and body image issues.

All Marie-Noëlle wants is to be thin and beautiful. She wishes that her thighs were slimmer, that her stomach lay flatter. Maybe then her parents wouldn’t make fun of her eating habits at family dinners, the girls at school wouldn’t call her …

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Journeyman

The Story of NHL Right Winger Jamie Leach

by Anna Rosner, foreword by Reggie Leach
edition: Paperback
tagged: hockey

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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Jaysen's Story

by Jaysen Flett-Paul, illustrated by Chloe "Bluebrird" Mustooche
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, suicide, cultural heritage

Fourteen-year-old Jaysen Flett-Paul's true story of how Elders guided him through his first Sundance ceremony to heal the anger and grief stemming from his mother’s violent murder. It sensitively tackles the heart-breaking problem of suicide in Indigenous communities, an issue of great importance to this community and for communities across North …

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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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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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One Earth

People of Color Protecting Our Planet

by Anuradha Rao
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: social activists, cultural heritage, environmental conservation & protection

? “The activists’ stories are extraordinary...It’s a powerful answer to Rao’s framing questions: ‘Who is an environmental defender? What does she or he look like? Maybe like you. Maybe like me.’”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
? “Thought-provoking reading for young people figuring out their own contributions. This valuable com …

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You Too?

25 Voices Share Their #MeToo Stories

by Janet Gurtler
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: sexual abuse, civil & human rights, girls & women

A timely and heartfelt collection of essays inspired by the #MeToo movement, edited by acclaimed author Janet Gurtler. Featuring Beth Revis, Mackenzi Lee, Ellen Hopkins, Saundra Mitchell, Jennifer Brown, Cheryl Rainfield and many more.

When #MeToo went viral, Janet Gurtler was among the millions of people who began to reflect on her past experiences …

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