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Equity & Diversity (63 series)

Celebrating Our Communities (Blue Owl Books)

Our communities are stronger when we come together and take time to understand, support, and celebrate one another. Each title in Celebrating Our Communities focuses on how kids can practice inclusion, empathy, and acceptance in their daily lives. Key concepts of social and emotional learning (SEL) teach children to manage emotions, establish positive habits in communication, create and achieve goals, and make good decisions.

Challenges for LGBTQ Teens

Members of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community experience many problems, ranging from discrimination in schools to social isolation. Challenges for LGBTQ Teens explores the physical and mental effects of these problems, how these problems have a larger impact on society, and the ongoing efforts to provide support for the LGBTQ community.

Create a Better Canada: Just Society  

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.

Cub  

Themes: LGBTQ+, body positivity, exploitation, sexual misconduct, abuse of power. In this high-interest novel for teen readers, Theo enters a cooking contest and catches the eye of a celebrity restaurant owner. Part of Orca Soundsing Series - With contemporary themes and exciting stories, the Orca Soundings for reluctant teen readers are books that teens want to read.

Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z

How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary; each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, a personal anecdote from the authors, and a "try it" prompt for an activity. This second poetic collaboration from Irene Latham and Charles Waters builds upon themes of diversity and inclusiveness from their previ

Discrimination in Society

Discrimination based on race, sex, age, and more is as prominent in the public discourse today as it ever was. The Discrimination in Society series examines these and other types of discrimination-what they entail, how they are manifested, how widespread they are, their effects on real people, and efforts to address these problems. Personal accounts and quotes from experts in various fields provide added insight into these timely topics.

Embracing Differences  

Part of Healthy Kids Canada series - Books in this series deliver key information about current issues facing Canadian kids, the impact that it has, and where to turn for help. Emphasis on how to deal with each issue, who to talk to, and what help is available.

Escape: One Day We Had to Run

Throughout history, ordinary people have been forced to leave their families and homes because of war, famine, slavery, intolerance, economic and political upheaval, or climate change. These remarkable true stories of escape show how courageous people all around the world have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their flight to freedom.

Exposing Hate: Prejudice, Hatred, and Violence in Action

Experts have documented an explosive rise in the number of hate groups since the turn of the century, driven by anger over immigration and demographic projections for the near future. Extremists are increasingly diffuse, moving to the web and away from organized, on-the-ground activities. What is a hate group and how does it operate? What is the history of organizing around hate and how do we recognize and confront it? These are the salient issues readers will investigate in this overview.

Fairness for All: Equity  

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.