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The Light of Days Young Readers’ Edition

The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos

by Judy Batalion
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: holocaust, historical, judaism, europe, women

This young readers’ edition is the remarkable untold story of the young Jewish women who became resistance fighters against the Nazis during World War II. It has already been optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture.

As their communities were being destroyed, groups of Jewish women and teenage girls across Poland began transforming …

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Biographie en images : Voici Mary Ann Shadd

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: women, post-confederation (1867-), political

 

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Voici Mary Ann Shadd! Née dans un état esclavagiste de parents militants, Mary Ann était la plus âgée de treize enfants. Marchant dans les traces de ses parents, elle a décidé de militer pour la communauté noire et de s’installer au Canada. Des années plus tard, elle est devenue la première femme noire …

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Girl of the Southern Sea

by Michelle Kadarusman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: girls & women, siblings, self-esteem & self-reliance, homelessness & poverty, asian, asia, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse

The Governor General’s Literary Award-nominated novel about a girl from the slums of Jakarta who dreams of an education and a future as a writer

From the time she was a little girl, Nia has dreamed up adventures about the Javanese mythical princess, Dewi Kadita. Now fourteen, Nia would love nothing more than to continue her education and become a …

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The Underground Railroad

Next Stop, Toronto!

by Adrienne Shadd; Afua Cooper & Karolyn Smardz Frost
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: african american, canada

Stories of the hopeful, brave people who fled slavery and made Toronto their home.

“An engaging and highly readable account of the lives of Black people in Toronto in the 1800s.” — Lawrence Hill, bestselling author of The Illegal

The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! is a richly illustrated book that explores Toronto’s role as a desti …

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Tess of the Road

by Rachel Hartman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: medieval

From award-winning Rachel Hartman, Tess of the Road is a tour de force and an exquisite feminist fantasy.

In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can't make a scene at your sister's wedding and break a relative's no …

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Talloqut: A Story from West Greenland

English Edition

by Paninnguaq Lind Jensen, illustrated by Michelle Simpson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, girls & women, diversity & multicultural

“Anaana, why do you have these lines on your chin?”

Arnaaleq wants to be just like her anaana, but she has a lot to learn before taking on the traditional responsibilities of a woman. Follow Arnaaleq as she grows up and works hard to master the skills to earn her own talloqut. Learn about West Greenlandic traditions in this story by tattoo artis …

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Unleashed

by Amy McCulloch
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged:

The Golden Compass for the digital age in this action-packed sequel to Jinxed.

When Lacey Chu wakes up in a hospital room with no memory of how she got there, she knows something went really wrong. And with her cat baku, Jinx, missing in action and MONCHA, the company behind the invention of the robot pet, threatening her family, she isn't sure who …

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Wanting Mor

by Rukhsana Khan, read by Rogin Rashidan
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: middle east, girls & women, stepfamilies

Winner of the Middle East Book Award, Youth Fiction category

Jameela lives with her mother and father in Afghanistan. Despite the fact that there is no school in their poor, war-torn village, and Jameela lives with a birth defect that has left her with a cleft lip, she feels relatively secure, sustained by her faith and the strength of her beloved m …

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