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The Underground Railroad

Next Stop, Toronto!

by Adrienne Shadd; Afua Cooper & Karolyn Smardz Frost
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: african american, canada

Stories of the hopeful, brave people who fled slavery and made Toronto their home.

“An engaging and highly readable account of the lives of Black people in Toronto in the 1800s.” — Lawrence Hill, bestselling author of The Illegal

The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! explores Toronto’s role as a destination for thousands of freedom se …


Looks Like Daylight

Voices of Indigenous Kids

by Deborah Ellis, foreword by Loriene Roy
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: native american, cultural heritage, canada

Author Deborah Ellis travels across the continent, interviewing more than forty Native American kids and letting them tell their own stories.

They come from all over the continent — from Iqaluit to Texas, Haida Gwaii to North Carolina. Their stories are sometimes heartbreaking; more often full of pride and hope.

You’ll meet Tingo, who has spent m …



The new generation of Maritime sports stars

by Philip Croucher, preface by Bruce Rainnie
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 5
tagged: sports & recreation, canada, african american, aboriginal & indigenous

Maritimers take great pride in watching other Maritimers do well on the national and global stage. This book tells the inspiring stories of 12 athletes drawn from a variety of backgrounds and sports. Men and women, black and white, Acadian and Mi'kmaq, able-bodied and non able-bodied. The common thread: young people who grow up in the Maritimes, wi …

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