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When a Florida jury rendered its not guilty verdict in 2013 in the shooting death of an unarmed Black teen, a grassroots movement was born. Seven years later, in the wake of police killings of unarmed Black men and women, Black Lives Matter is a force to be reckoned with-on the national and world stage.
Discover the stories of groundbreakers in Black history, from astronauts and athletes to poets and presidents. Each book features ten main biographies of significant Black men and women. Smaller biographies introduce six more people and their contributions. Both written and illustrated by people of Black heritage, each title is fully illustrated with vibrant and engaging artwork throughout.
This title examines the history of Chinese new year and how it is celebrated in Canada. 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 these events, the reasons for each holiday, and the ways in which Canadians gather to celebrate them.
Chinese New Year is illustrated with colour photographs throughout. Readers will learn how a simple gathering of family and friends grew into a weeklong, worldwide festival.
When Al Rosen helps out at the local newsstand one Christmas Eve, he starts a tradition that spans 30 years of doing small jobs for friends and neighbours so they can enjoy their Christmas holiday.
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 school math class to becoming a teacher to pursuing an engineering degree, joining the top-secret Skunk Works division of Lockheed, and being a mentor for
The Color Collector is a poignant story about newness, friendship, and common ground. When a boy notices the new girl picking up all manner of debris and litter on their walks home from school he wants to know why. So she shows him the huge mural she's created in her room that reminds her of the home she left behind. He learns all about where she's come from and they both find how wonderful it is to make a new friend.
Elmo and friends learn along with young readers about racial justice. This gentle guide helps kids understand that it is wrong to treat others unfairly because of their race or cultural identity.
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.
Middle school can be a survival of "fitting-in," at best. In Dead Max Comix, Derrick discovers that his secrets aren't really unusual. This series offers a light-hearted touch at accepting yourself and finding your own "pack.