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Searching Beyond the Stars

Seven Women in Science Take On Space's Biggest Questions

by Nicole Mortillaro, illustrated by Amanda Key
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: aeronautics, astronautics & space science, women, science & technology

Are we alone in the cosmos? Could we one day live on a different planet? How is life formed? What other secrets does the universe hold? 

Through profiles of seven remarkable women scientists and their achievements in their respective fields, Searching Beyond the Stars takes us deep into space, looking at once to the distant past and the distant futu …

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Her Courage Rises

50 Trailblazing Women of British Columbia and Yukon

by Haley Healey, illustrated by Kimiko Fraser
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: girls & women, canada

A beautifully illustrated collection of inspiring life stories of fifty extraordinary historical women from BC and Yukon.

This fascinating, informative, and charming book introduces young readers to a diverse group of women who changed the face of history in unexpected ways and defied the expectations and gender norms of their times. Through charmin …

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Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies

Unsung Women of the Holocaust

by Sarah Silberstein Swartz
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: women, girls & women, holocaust

Discover nine ordinary women who took extraordinary measures to save lives during the Holocaust, resisting terror and torture while undercover or in hiding, in concentration camps, in forests, and in exile.

With compassion and admiration, author Sarah Silberstein Swartz paints portraits of women who stood up for themselves and others in dangerous ti …

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One More Mountain

by Deborah Ellis
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: middle east, girls & women, war & military

It’s 2021, and the Taliban have regained power in Afghanistan. Parvana and Shauzia, the brave protagonists of The Breadwinner, must now flee to escape new dangers from an old enemy.

In Kabul, 15-year-old Damsa runs away to avoid being forced into marriage by her family. She is found by a police officer named Shauzia, who takes her to Green Valley, …

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Redresser les Torts du Canada: Africville

Une communauté afro-néo-écossaise est démolie — et se défend

by Gloria Ann Wesley, translated by Jean-François Cyr
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: prejudice & racism, politics & government, canada, civil & human rights

Beginning in the 1700s, Black men and women settled in various parts of Nova Scotia. By 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. A school and a church were the community’s key institutions.

Africville’s residen …

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A Venom Dark and Sweet

by Judy I. Lin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: epic

The enthralling conclusion to Judy I. Lin's Book of Tea duology—#1 New York Times bestseller A Magic Steeped in Poison and A Venom Dark and Sweet—is sure to enchant fans of Adrienne Young and Leigh Bardugo.
A great evil has come to the kingdom of Dàxi. The Banished Prince has returned to seize power, his rise to the dragon throne aided by th …

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