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Righting Canada's Wrongs: Italian Canadian Internment in the Second World War

by Pamela Hickman & Jean Smith Cavalluzzo
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: prejudice & racism, military & wars, canada, politics & government, general (see also headings under family)

Italians came to Canada to seek a better life. From the 1870s to the 1920s they arrived in large numbers and found work mainly in mining, railway building, forestry, construction and farming. As time passed, many used their skills to set up successful small businesses, often in Little Italy districts in cities like Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton and W …

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Fired Up about Consent

by Sarah Ratchford, read by Tajja Isen
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: dating & sex, safety, sexual abuse

 

According to the World Health Organization, one in three women will be sexually or physically assaulted in her lifetime. These rates are very similar for non-binary people and other feminized people, too. This is rape culture, and young adults are living through it here and now. Fired Up about Consent is a practical, survivor-informed primer for y …

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Fired Up about Reproductive Rights

read by Jane Kirby
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: girls & women, general (see also headings under family)

 

Decades after abortion was legalized and decriminalized in Canada, the US, and the UK, why are we still fighting for reproductive rights? What is at stake in the fight for safe, legal, and accessible abortion services? And who benefits from our dark legacy of coercive sterilization, eugenics, and population control? Reproductive rights are rights …

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The Disability Experience

Working Toward Belonging

by Hannalora Leavitt, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: special needs, physical impairments, civil & human rights

People with disabilities (PWDs) have the same aspirations for their lives as you do for yours. The difference is that PWDs don’t have the same access to education, employment, housing, transportation and healthcare in order to achieve their goals. In The Disability Experience you’ll meet people with different kinds of disabilities, and you'll b …

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Patient Zero (Revised Edition)

Solving the Mysteries of Deadly Epidemics

by Marilee Peters
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: history of science, diseases, illnesses & injuries, biology

Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to find the source of deadly diseases—now revised to include updated information and a new chapter on Covid-19.

More people have died in disease epidemics than in wars or other disasters, but the process of identifying these diseases and determining how they spread is …

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Patient Zero (revised edition)

Solving the Mysteries of Deadly Epidemics

by Marilee Peters
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: history of science, diseases, illnesses & injuries, biology

Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to find the source of deadly diseases—now revised to include updated information and a new chapter on Covid-19.

More people have died in disease epidemics than in wars or other disasters, but the process of identifying these diseases and determining how they spread is …

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Goodnight Mind for Teens

Skills to Help You Quiet Noisy Thoughts and Get the Sleep You Need

by Colleen E. Carney
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
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Turn off the light. Turn off your phone. Turn off anxious thoughts.

Do you have trouble getting to sleep at night? You aren’t alone. There are so many reasons teens today have a difficult time going to sleep—including early school start times, too much late-night screen time, or just being anxious about what the future holds. You are at an impo …

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