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Equity & Diversity (141 series)

My Itty-Bitty Bio (My Early Library)

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. These books examine the lives of famous historical men and women in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

My Life With...

Who better to talk about experiences with disabilities and disorders than the kids who have them? These narrative nonfiction picture books feature real kids and their lives. Beautiful illustrations and a dyslexic-friendly font foster inclusivity. Includes tips for kids about interacting with someone with a disability or disorder.

My World (Pull Ahead Readers-Fiction)

Short fictional stories introduce beginning readers to basic vocabulary used to describe elements of everyday life: clothes, food, homes, holidays, food, and transportation. Each story features carefully levelled text and full-colour illustrations to support children learning to read.

Nadia & Nadir (Calico Kid)

Nadia and Nadir are a pair of young Muslim-American siblings living in Houston, Texas, with their mom and dad. Like all kids, they enjoy staying busy. Nadia and Nadir are quick to make learning fun in their day-to-day lives. And with grandparents coming to visit and trips to Pakistan in their schedules, the kids enjoy exploring their family's culture and traditions.

National Indigenous Peoples Day  

National Indigenous Peoples Day, is a day to honour the cultures of Indigenous Peoples. Learn about the history of the holiday, how Indigenous culture and heritage is shared on this day, and what celebrations look like across the country.From the series Canadian Celebrations (Butter Tarts) - Canadians have many reasons to celebrate, and they enjoy gathering throughout the year to observe many uniquely Canadian holidays. Canadian Celebrations provides readers a closer look at the history of the

Never Give Up: Dr. Kati Karikó and the Race for the Future of Vaccines

Meet Hungarian American biochemist Katalin ""Kati"" Kariko. She became fascinated by science as a child and grew up determined to find a way to use messenger RNA-a copy of a part of DNA that provides cells with instructions to make proteins-to help fight illness. An mRNA vaccine had never been made before, and she faced frequent criticism and was told by other scientists she would never succeed. Kariko refused to give up her research, and when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she played a critical rol

No Reason to Apologize: The Resilient Legacy of Viola Desmond  

Viola Desmond is an enduring icon who embodies the fight for racial equality and human rights. When she refused to give up her seat in the whites-only section of a cinema in 1946, she took a stand against injustice. Viola Desmond was also, however, a human being whose actions impacted her career, her relationships, and her reputation among the Black community in Halifax. Strong-willed and stubborn, Viola Desmond’s ideologies would be sorely tested throughout her life, even as her efforts shone a

On the Way to School

On the way to school, I can see . . . my friends racing just like me. Way up high, we touch the sky. I ride to school. I almost fly."" Every day, children all over the world are traveling to schoolÑby bus, by canoe, through valleys, over mountains and snow. How do you get to school? Exploring all the diverse ways that children journey to school across the globe, this book celebrates the universal joy of childhood, friendship, and learning. A wonderful starting point for discussions about other c

Opportunity for All: Inclusion  

Part of the To Be Canadian series - Many factors mold and shape the Canadian identity. From our diverse backgrounds to our cultural beliefs, it's important that every Canadian feels accepted. To Be Canadian explores the essence of what it means to be a Canadian, and how everyone can make the country a better place to live.