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Fired Up about Capitalism

by Tom Malleson, read by Omari Newton
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: business & economics, class differences

 

There is no alternative to free-market capitalism. At least that’s what we’ve been told since the 1980s, when Margaret Thatcher first declared the debate over. Politicians daily declare it, journalists parrot it, talk show hosts acquiesce to it, rich people gloat about it, and regular people simply assume it.

Fired Up about Capitalism forcefull …

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Righting Canada's Wrongs: Africville

An African Nova Scotian Community Is Demolished — and Fights Back

by Gloria Ann Wesley
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: prejudice & racism, canada, civil & human rights, politics & government

Beginning in the 18th century, Black men and women arrived from the U.S. and settled in various parts of Nova Scotia. In the 1800s, a small Black community had developed just north of Halifax on the shores of the Bedford Basin. The community became known as Africville and grew to about 400 people. Its residents fished, farmed, operated small retail …

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#BlackInSchool

by Habiba Cooper Diallo, foreword by Awad Ibrahim
edition: Paperback
  • age: 16 to 18
  • Grade: 11 to 12
tagged: black studies (global), cultural heritage, prejudice & racism, personal memoirs, urban, african american & black, race & ethnic relations

A young Black woman documents the systemic racism in her high school diary and calls for justice and educational reform.

The prevalence of anti-Black racism and its many faces, from racial profiling to police brutality, in North America is indisputable. How do we stop racist ideas and violence if the very foundation of our society is built upon whi …

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Diary of a Young Naturalist

by Dara McAnulty
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: essays, literary, self-esteem & self-reliance

Reflects great admiration and wonder for all humpback whales ... A true homage to these wondrous creatures.” —Kirkus (STARRED Review)

“Remarkable for almost too many reasons to name. Along with Greta Thunberg, [Dara McAnulty] is on his way to becoming one of the most visible environmental campaigners of his generation.”
The Globe and M …

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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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A Migrant Girl's Cross-Border Journey//El viaje de una joven migrante

by Michelle Gerster, illustrated by Fiona Dunnett
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: girls & women, nonfiction, emigration & immigration, history

A poignant bilingual YA graphic novel about a teenage girl's harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border.

This compelling young adult graphic memoir, based on real events, tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who attempts to cross the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life. T …

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