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Equity & Diversity (78 series)

From the Tops of the Trees

A powerful true story of a young girl who has never known life outside a refugee camp and a father determined to help her dream beyond the fences that confine them.

Gender Identity  

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.

Get Involved: Democracy  

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.

Get-Together, The

When the Johnson family gathers for a family reunion to celebrate the birthday of Uncle Wesley, the family?s patriarch, it becomes a day filled with fun and games, favourite foods, a little arguing, and lots of dancing. Readers will leave this picture book feeling like they just spent the day with a family they will want to visit again and again and again.

Growing Up Trans: In Our Own Words  

What does it mean to be young and transgender today? Growing Up Trans shares stories, essays, art and poetry created by trans youth aged 11 to 18. In their own words, the works illustrate the trans experience through childhood, family and daily life, school, their bodies and mental health. Together the collection is a story of the challenges, big and small, of being a young trans person. At the same time, it's a toolkit for all young people, transgender or not, about what understanding, acceptan

Hair Story

With rhythmic, rhyming verse, this picture book follows a Boriqua (Puerto Rican) girl and a Black girl from birth through early childhood, culminating in a play date in which they celebrate their natural hair.

Holi  

In this title, children learn about the origins of Holi 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.

How to Become an Accidental Activist  

How to Become an Accidental Activist profiles almost 100 activists from around the world, including change-makers like Greta Thunberg, Pete Seeger and Lilly Singh. This book shows us how ordinary people have persevered throughout history to do extraordinary things to help themselves and others. These activists come from many different backgrounds and a drives to take action. They work for human rights, to help the environment, to preserve historic buildings and more.

Immigration to Canada: Then and Now (Coast 2 Coast 2 Coast)  

Books in this series will each examine different groups that have immigrated to Canada throughout Canadian history, including when, where, and why they settled. What was life like for immigrants when they arrived, and how did it change for subsequent generations? Books will also explore the groups' contributions to Canadian society and culture, and highlight key figures from history.

Indigenous Communities in Canada (True North)  

Approximately 1.4 million Indigenous people live in Canada today. They come from a large number of communities, each with its own history, language, and cultural practices. Indigenous Canadian Communities in Canada will explore the lives of Indigenous people, both in the past and in current times.