Discover new Canadian books expertly chosen for K–12 classrooms

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Science & Technology

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  • Age: 11 to 18
  • Grade: 6 to 12
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Science & Technology books featured in the fall 2020 Top Grade collection.

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CRISPR

A Powerful Way to Change DNA

by Yolanda Ridge, illustrated by Alex Boersma
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: biology, experiments & projects, history of science

We can change the world with gene editing—but should we?  

CRISPR stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats. If it sounds complicated, it is—but it’s also one of the most powerful ways we can shape the future. And it’s poised to completely upend the way we think about science. 

Author Yolanda Ridge tackles this topi …

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This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes

How Science Is Tackling Unconscious Bias

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illustrated by Drew Shannon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 11 to 14
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: prejudice & racism, sociology, psychology

An essential overview of the science behind stereotypes: from why our brains form them to how recognizing them can help us be less biased.

From the time we're babies, our brains constantly sort and label the world around us --- a skill that's crucial for our survival. But, as adolescents are all too aware, there's a tremendous downside: when we do t …