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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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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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Always Smile

Carley Allison's Secrets for Laughing, Loving and Living

by Alice Kuipers
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: death & dying, friendship, sports & recreation

Not long ago, seventeen-year-old Carley Allison had it all. She was on the edge of fame as a singer and composer. She was reaching for the highest levels as a competitive skater. She had a brand-new boyfriend and a golden future waiting after graduation. Her world came crashing down when she was diagnosed with a rare kind of cancer in her trachea. …

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Funny, You Don't Look Autistic

A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum

by Michael McCreary
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: performing arts, special needs, humor

Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn’t “look” autistic. But, as he’s quick to point out in this memoir, autism “looks” different for just about everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Diagnosed with ASD at age five, Mc …

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