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A touching story about a friendship where differences become strengths and a length of straw brings two people together.
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+
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.
In this illustrated early chapter book, Jolene travels with her long-haul trucker father to Los Angeles. On her annual road trip with her trucker father, eight-year-old Jolene learns about onion rings, rockfalls and human kindness. Jolene is spunky and smart and has a good heart. Her father has recently come out as gay. On this road trip, Jolene will encounter homophobia for the first time. How will she deal with it? Themes: road trip with Dad, LGBTQ parent, discrimination, helping others, encou
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.
Empower young readers to embrace their individuality, reject societal limitations, and follow their dreams. This inspiring picture book brings together a poem by acclaimed author Angela Johnson and Nina Crews's distinctive photocollage illustrations to celebrate girls of colour.
Every girl is a wonder! A Girl Like You encourages girls to embrace what makes them unique, to choose kindness, and to be their own advocates. In an age when girls can be whatever they want, this books reminds them of all the ways to be beautiful, brilliant, and uniquely themselves.
This brilliantly illustrated picture book tells the story of the Aajibaichi Shala, the Grandmother School, that was opened in Phangane, India, in 2016 to teach local grandmothers how to read and write. A child walks her grandmother to the Grandmother School, a school built for the grandmothers in her village to have a place to learn to read and write. Based on a true story about family, women and the power of education. When Aaji learns to spell her name for the first time, you’ll want to dance
Crimes committed against people because of their race, ethnicity, or religion have become common in the United States and other countries-in 2016, the FBI said more than six thousand such crimes were committed in America. Hate crimes can range from small acts of vandalism to horrific mass shootings, such as the 2015 murders of nine African Americans attending church services in Charleston, South Carolina. Although many laws have been written to prevent hate crimes, experts agree such offenses wi
A teen tries to balance the last year of high school, a new romance and looking after her sister with mental health issues. Themes: suicide, depression, mental health, transgender, teen romance.