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Drawing Fantastic Dragons

Create Amazing Full-Color Dragon Art, including Eastern, Western and Classic Beasts

by Sandra Staple
edition: Paperback
tagged: drawing, techniques, folklore & mythology

Create and Customize the Dragon of Your Dreams!

If you can dream it, this book will show you how to bring it to life in distinct and dramatic color. With easy-to-follow, step- by-step instructions, Drawing Fantastic Dragons teaches the tricks and techniques to create your own amazing art.

Start with a sketch of the dragon’s body form. Then add the …

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Eyes and Spies

How You're Tracked and Why You Should Know

illustrated by Belle Wuthrich, by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: politics & government, bullying, media studies

Who is watching you… and why? Written for middle-grade and older readers, Eyes and Spies looks at the way information and data about us is collected and used by individuals, governments, companies, and organizations. Each chapter covers one aspect of the subject, from data collection to computer surveillance to personal privacy. Arguments for bot …

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Can Your Outfit Change the World?

by Erinne Paisley
edition: Paperback
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: recycling & green living, fashion

What you choose to wear becomes part of your identity, but it doesn't affect just you. Your clothing sends a message to the world, whether you want it to or not! And often we don't know what that message really is. Can Your Outfit Change the World? looks at how and where clothes are made, how the people who make the clothes are treated and how the …

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Turtle Island

The Story of North America's First People

by Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger
edition: eBook
  • age: 11 to 18
  • Grade: 6 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, ancient, customs, traditions, anthropology

Unlike most books that chronicle the history of Native peoples beginning with the arrival of Europeans in 1492, this book goes back to the Ice Age to give young readers a glimpse of what life was like pre-contact. The title, Turtle Island, refers to a Native myth that explains how North and Central America were formed on the back of a turtle. Based …

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How Samantha Smart Became a Revolutionary

by Dawn Green
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: coming of age, politics & government

Samantha Smart is the girl-next-door: student, captain of the soccer team, best friend — revolutionary!? In a world eerily similar to our own where a close election leads to a torn nation, an average girl is thrust into the social-media spotlight, labeled a terrorist, and given the title: revolutionary. From highschool kid to rebel chief Samantha …

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Righting Canada's Wrongs Resource Guide

contributions by Lindsay Gibson; Ilan Danjoux & Roland Case
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: social science, prejudice & racism, canada, politics & government

The RIGHTING CANADA'S WRONGS series is devoted to the exploration of the mostly unknown, and often shocking, stories of Canadian government's racist actions against various ethnic groups through our history, the fight for acknowledgement and justice, and the eventual apologies and restitution of subsequent governments.

In this Resource Guide you wil …

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Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools

The Devastating Impact on Canada's Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Findings and Calls for Action

by Melanie Florence
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: politics & government, prejudice & racism, canada, aboriginal & indigenous

Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Residential Schools is designed to provide an introductory-level overview of the history and effects of the Residential School system in Canada. This title makes use of photos and illustrations, firsthand accounts, and sections of easily digestible text to engage students with the material. Titles in this series are idea …

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