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Walking for Water

How One Boy Stood Up for Gender Equality

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Nicole Miles
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: girls & women, africa, siblings

In this inspiring story of individual activism, a boy recognizes gender inequality when his sister must stop attending school --- and decides to do something about it.

Victor is very close to his twin sister, Linesi. But now that they have turned eight years old, she no longer goes to school with him. Instead, Linesi, like the other older girls in t …

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Road Allowance Era

by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, coming of age, prejudice & racism, action & adventure, canada, girls & women, orphans & foster homes

In Road Allowance Era, Echo’s story picks up again when she travels back in time to 1885.

The Manitoba Act’s promise of land for the Métis has gone unfulfilled, and many Métis flee to the Northwest. As part of the fallout from the Northwest Resistance, their advocate and champion Louis Riel is executed. As new legislation corrodes Métis land …

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The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer

by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: science & technology, astronomy, native american

Mary Golda Ross designed classified airplanes and spacecraft as Lockheed Aircraft Corporation's first female engineer. Find out how her passion for math and the Cherokee values she was raised with shaped her life and work.
Cherokee author Traci Sorell and Métis illustrator Natasha Donovan trace Ross's journey from being the only girl in a high sch …

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Last Pick

by David Starr
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3.8
tagged: basketball, self-esteem & self-reliance, bullying, girls & women, special needs

Last Pick shows how determination can help overcome obstacles — even bullying. Growing up with a developmental condition that left her clumsy in both movement and speech, Jazz was teased and never had the chance to play team sports. Now rid of her symptoms, Jazz is ready to play basketball at her Vancouver junior high, but the reappearance of an …

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Rugby Rookies

by Mike Levitt
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 2.2
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship, girls & women

Highlighting rugby, the fastest growing sport in America, this book tackles the issue of girls playing full-contact sports. Maddy and her friends are a small town group determined to form a girls' junior rugby team while they navigate learning both the rules of the game and the rules set out by the school board. The adults are concerned about the g …

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Meet Thérèse Casgrain (Scholastic Canada Biography)

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: social activists, women

 

Meet Thérèse Casgrain, who battled for women’s equality and social justice, and was the first woman to lead a political party in Canada!

 

The award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians whose achievements have inspired and changed the lives of those who followed.

From 1916 to 1925, women across C …

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Biographie en images : Voici Thérèse Casgrain

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: social activists, women

 

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Thérèse Casgrain était une réformatrice, militante féministe et politicienne de Montréal. Mieux connue pour avoir mené la campagne en faveur du droit de vote des femmes au Québec, elle a été la première femme à être élue chef d’un parti politique au Canada. Elle a mené une longue carrière en poli …

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Présentoir de comptoir : Voici Thérèse Casgrain

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: social activists, women

 

Thérèse Casgrain était une réformatrice, militante féministe et politicienne de Montréal. Mieux connue pour avoir mené la campagne en faveur du droit de vote des femmes au Québec, elle a été la première femme à être élue chef d’un parti politique au Canada. Elle a mené une longue carrière en politique et a lutté vigoureusement c …

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Emily Triunfa (Narración en Castellano)

by Lucy Maud Montgomery, read by Mireia Cambó
  • age: 0 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: classics, girls & women

Emily está firmemente persuadida de que va a convertirse en una escritora de éxito; pero también lo está de que para ello necesita tener cerca al que ha sido su gran amor desde la infancia, Teddy Kent. Cree que el amor de ambos va a durar para siempre, y que juntos van a ser capaces de lograr todo aquello que se propongan. Sin embargo, cuando T …

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Ana Y La Casa De Sus Sueños

by Lucy Maud Montgomery, read by Cristina Tenorio
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: girls & women, classics

El día más esperado en la vida de Ana ha llegado. Su verdadero amor, Gilbert Blythe, ha terminado sus estudios de medicina y por fin podrán casarse y comenzar una vida juntos. Tras su maravillosa boda, en el jardín de la querida Tejas Verdes, rodeados por familia y amigos, viajarán a Cuatro Vientos, para llegar a una pequeña casita que se con …