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Equity & Diversity (79 series)

Racial Justice in America: Excellence and Achievement (21st Century Skills Library)

The Racial Justice in America: Excellence and Achievement series illuminates some of the successes and brilliance of the Black community in America. Black excellence has historically been ignored or misrepresented in media and education due to racial bias. These books celebrate Black achievement and culture, while exploring racism in an honest, and age-appropriate way. Developed in conjunction with educator, advocate, and author Kelisa Wing to reach children of all races and encourage them to ap

Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr  

This title discusses the history of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr and how they are 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.

Real and Fictional Violence  

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.

Seasonal Adventures

As the reader experiences the sights, sounds, and activities of each season through the author?s poetic words, the illustrations celebrate the joys of fatherhood by showing African American dads and their kids enjoying the year together.

Second Dad Summer

Jeremiah just wants a normal summer with his dad. But his dad has moved in with his new boyfriend Michael who serves weird organic food and is constantly nagging him. Worst of all, Michael rides a bicycle decorated to look like a unicorn. This is not the summer Jeremiah wanted. But Jeremiah soon learns that being a family comes in many surprising forms.

Seekers of the Aweto

In this poetic adventure across medieval China, roguish bands of ""seekers"" chase a plant like treasure that may lead to fortune and even eternal life. Acclaimed artist and storyteller Nie Jun (My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder) presents an environmental fantasy rich with mystery, betrayal, and an adorable baby deity.

Soraya

It's not easy being the weirdest kid in fourth grade. Soraya finds her escape reading comic books about a space superhero who saves the day. But everything changes when Soraya?s class goes on a field trip to an aquarium. Can Soraya rise to the occasion and save the day like her superhero idol?

Stand UP, Speak OUT (45th Parallel Press)

The Stand UP, Speak OUT series hopes to empower a new generation of activists. Books delve deeper into different issues in our world today, from animal rights to racial justice. Each book takes a global look at the history of these movements, showcases the big players and activists involved, and celebrates some of the victories! Chapters end with a call to action, so kids can feel inspired to get involved in their own communities. This series is written at a high interest level with a lower read

States of Mind (Blue Owl Books)

Each book in States of Mind highlights a different mood, what can cause it, how we experience and show it, how we can identify it in others, how it affects our thinking and behaviours, and how we can best respond to and understand these moods and emotions.

Stompin' at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums

Though a disability stunted his growth and left him with a hunched back, William Henry "Chick" Webb did not let that get in the way of his musical pursuits. Even as a young child, Chick saw the world as one big drum, pounding out rhythms on everything from stair railings to pots and pans. His love of percussion brought him to the big time as an influential big band leader. This picture-book biography details the life of black American jazz drummer Chick Webb, who in the 1930s led one of the big