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Equity & Diversity (99 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.

Gender Inequality in Sports: From Title IX to World Titles

Forty years ago, US president Richard Nixon signed Title IX into law, making it illegal for federally funded education programs to discriminate based on sex. The law set into motion a massive boom in girls and women’s sports teams, from kindergarten to the collegiate level. Professional women’s sports grew in turn. Title IX became a massive touchstone in the fight for gender equality. So why do girls and women-including trans and intersex women-continue to face sexist attitudes and unfair rules

Georgie Dupree

The Georgie Dupree series is for new and emerging readers, featuring a vibrant Black elementary student, a loving Black family that reminds you of your own, and classmates of all backgrounds and abilities. The series teaches children how to solve their own problems in everyday situations. Georgie is a character that children want to root for because her stories are relatable and there are valuable lessons weaved in. Readers are introduced to Georgie when she moves to a new city and taps into a c

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.

Girls on the Line

Sixteen-year-old Luli has just aged out of the orphanage where she grew up, and her childhood friend Yun helps her get a job at the factory where Yun works. Both girls enjoy the freedom of making their own decisions and earning their own money-until Yun gets pregnant by her boyfriend, who's rumored to be a bride and child trafficker. China's restrictive family planning laws put Yun in a difficult position: she'll either have to have an expensive abortion or face crippling fines for having a chil

Good Morning, Sunshine!: The Joey Moss Story  

Joey Moss first became known to many Canadians because of his work with the NHL Edmonton Oilers hockey team. Joey loved connecting with people. His impact and influence started long before he joined the Oilers. Joey was born with Down syndrome at a time when many children like him were institutionalized. Instead, Joey lived at home, surrounded by his supportive family who was determined that he should receive the same opportunities as others. From this loving environment grew a caring, energetic

Grandma and the Rooster

It?s Chinese New Year and Grandma has a special present for her family: a rooster to make into delicious soup! But when her granddaughter, Xiaoyue, meets the rooster, she begs to keep him as a pet. Together, Grandma and Xiaoyue take the rooster on a journey through the city to ring in the New Year.

Grandpa Alan's Sugar Shack

Tap, tap, tap. Drip, drip, drip.""What's that sound, Grandpa?""""It's the sap running from the maples."" Here is the gentle story of a granddaughter discovering one of the great joys of her grandfather's youth, spring in the north woods when the maple trees are bursting with sap. Together, grandfather and granddaughter make their way out into the chilly pre-dawn woods to find and tap maple trees, hang buckets, and collect sap. And then patiently (or not!), they wait for the sap to boil into sy

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.