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Equity & Diversity (99 series)

Dandan's Dream

Dandan has always dreamed of visiting her father, who is away studying icebergs at the South Pole. Now, thanks to a new post office policy, she can mail herself there-but not without a few adventures along the way.

Dead Max Comix

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.

Diversity and Entertainment: Black Lives in Media

How has Black culture been portrayed in the media over the last 100 years? Explore the strides Black actors, writers, and others have made to create better representation and inclusion in pop culture.

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.

Every Variable of Us

After Philly teenager Alexis Duncan is injured in a gang shooting, her dreams of a college scholarship and pro basketball career vanish in an instant. To avoid becoming another Black teen trapped in her poverty-stricken neighbourhood, she shifts her focus to the school's STEM team, a group of self-professed nerds seeking their own college scholarships. Academics have never been her thing, but Alexis is freshly motivated by Aamani Chakrabarti, the new Indian student who becomes her friend (and cr

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.

Finding Refuge: Real-Life Immigration Stories from Young People

English teacher Victorya Rouse has assembled a collection of true stories told by teens who know firsthand it means to leave a beloved but unsafe homeland for a distant place where everyone speaks another language.

Fragile Remedy

Sixteen-year-old Nate has spent most of his life hiding in The Withers-the destitute, quarantined slum across the river from the cosmopolitan Gathos City-dodging slave catchers and corrupt peacekeepers, avoiding chem fiends, and scavenging tech to sell at the market. But when his body begins rapidly degenerating, he must choose between working for a shadowy terrorist organization that has the means to keep him alive, or staying-and dying-with the boy he loves. Theme: LGBTQ+

Friend Like You, A

There's nothing in the world like a wonderful friend. Friends are there to laugh with you and ready with a hug when you need one. There are forever friends and brand new friends. Friends for adventures and friends for cozy days indoors. Friends who are just like you and friends who are nothing like you at all. In this book, celebrate ALL the marvellous ways to be a friend!