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Equity & Diversity (78 series)

National Indigenous Peoples Day  

This title examines National Indigenous Peoples Day 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.

Opportunity for All: Inclusion  

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.

Orange Horse, The

An orange horse is desperate to find his long-lost brother, but the only clue he has is one half of an old photo. The horse decides to advertise, but the answers he gets leave him feeling hopeless. Then, one day, the orange horse meets a brown horse and they immediately become good friends. Coincidentally, the brown horse also has one half of an old photo. Could he be the long-lost brother the orange horse has been searching for?

Orca Dual Language Books  

These dual-language books, with vibrant Illustrations and photographs, are sure to he a hit from toddlers to adults alike!

Perfect Likeness, A: Two Novellas  

The volume brings together two previously published novellas by Richard Wagamese, Him Standingand The Next Sure Thing with a foreword from author Waubgeshig Rice. Both stories follow the lives of young men who have dreams for a better future.In Him Standing, Lucas Smoke learns the art of carving from his grandfather. He discovers that he is a natural; he can literally make people come to life in wood. But when Lucas is asked to carve a spirit mask by a mysterious stranger, he quickly learns

Policing and Race: The Debate Over Excessive Use of Force

How and when police use force, and what constitutes excessive force, is central to the debate over policing and race. This book examines use-of-force policies and training, militarization of police, the role of body cameras and video, officer accountability, and the future of policing.

Pride Festivals  

This title examines Pride Festivals 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.

Pride Puppy!  

A young child and their family are having a wonderful time together celebrating Pride Day meeting up with Grandma, making new friends and eating ice cream. But then something terrible happens: their dog gets lost in the parade! Luckily, there are lots of people around to help reunite the pup with his family. This rhyming alphabet book tells a lively story, with rich, colourful illustrations that will have readers poring over every detail as they spot items starting with each of the letters of th

Queen on the Corner, The

Nobody notices the queen on the corner-they just wolk on past. But one day, when danger comes to the street, who will stand up and save them?

Queen to the Rescue, A

Henrietta Szold founded Hadassah, the Jewish women's social justice organization, in 1912, determined to help the starving families she saw in Palestine. Hadassah served everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or national origin, and continues its mission to this day.