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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
  • 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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The Disability Experience

Working Toward Belonging

by Hannalora Leavitt, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich
edition: Paperback
  • 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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You Too?

by Janet Gurtler
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: sexual abuse, girls & women, civil & human rights

A timely and heartfelt collection of essays inspired by the #MeToo movement, edited by acclaimed author Janet Gurtler. Featuring Beth Revis, Mackenzi Lee, Ellen Hopkins, Saundra Mitchell, Jennifer Brown, Cheryl Rainfield and many more.

When #MeToo went viral, Janet Gurtler was among the millions of people who began to reflect on her past experiences …

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I Am a Feminist

Claiming the F-Word in Turbulent Times

by Monique Polak
edition: Paperback
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: girls & women, prejudice & racism, civil & human rights

What is feminism? Why does it still matter? What exactly does intersectionality mean? In order to answer these (and many other) questions, I Am a Feminist first examines the history of feminism and then addresses the issues girls and women continue to face today. The book also looks at the ways in which people, especially young people, are working …

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The Law is (Not) for Kids

A Legal Rights Guide for Canadian Children and Teens

by Ned Lecic & Marvin A. Zuker
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: civil & human rights, law & crime

In this practical guide to the law for young people of Canada, Ned Lecic and Marvin Zuker provide an all-encompassing manual meant to empower and educate children and youth and those that serve them. The authors address questions about how rights and laws affect the lives of young people at home, at school, at work, and in their relationships as th …

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