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BIPOC (59 series)

Girl Like Me, A

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.

Grow

A young girl's seed of an idea to clean up an abandoned inner city lot grows into something big when neighbours to work together to create a garden full of colour and life.

He Who Dreams  

When John discovers dancing, he finds himself facing ridicule from his soccer teammates and hostility from the dancers at the Native Cultural Center. To dance at the powwow, he must learn to balance his responsibilities, face his fears and embrace both the Irish and the Cree sides of his heritage. Recommended Resource: Canadian Children’s Book Centre

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.

Hu-Wan and the Sleeping Dragon

Outside Beijing, China, in the year 1572, nine-year-old Hu-Wan tends the vegetable garden with his grandfather. Their specialty is growing gourds that are made into ladles and bowls and sold in the marketplace. Each year, one special gourd is made into a cricket cage. This year, it is Hu-Wan's turn to grow and carve the special gourd. He decides it should be carved into the shape of a sleeping dragon. When Hu-Wan learns that the emperor has died and his nine-year-old son is named Emperor of Chin

I Am Brown

I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you're in - of being brown, of being amazing, of being you.

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.

Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future (Coast 2 Coast 2 Coast)  

Indigenous peoples have played an influential role in Canadian history and continue to do so today. From the past and into the future, Indigenous Life in Canada reveals the challenges Indigenous peoples face, celebrates their diverse cultures, and highlights the contributions they make in Canada.

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change  

Part of the Canada's Changing Climate: Problems and Solutions series - Canada is a big country with a diverse climate. This series investigates the impact of climate change on our people, place and lifestyle. Explore how you can help and adapt to climate change in Canada.