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The Betrayal of Africa

A Groundwork Guide

by Gerald Caplan, series edited by Jane Springer
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: africa

This fascinating look at Africa refutes the common assumption that the Western world is the solution to the challenges the continent faces. An excellent introduction to the subject for young adults.

Think Africa, and many people think of brutal war, endless famine, pervasive corruption, unworthy rulers, universal poverty, an AIDS epidemic out of con …

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Being Muslim

A Groundwork Guide

by Haroon Siddiqui, series edited by Jane Springer
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: middle east, islam

Being Muslim is written for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. It presents a readable explanation of the most complex and emotion-laden issues of our troubled times. The varying branches of Islam are analyzed and their history outlined — but the focus is on the present.

In speaking about and crossing political, cultural and religious divisions, this b …

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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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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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