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BIPOC (59 series)

Indigenous Peoples’ Contributions to Canada (True North)  

This series will examine the contributions of Indigenous Peoples to Canada, in the topic areas given. The books will touch on the contributions of individuals, such as famous or noteworthy Indigenous People who contributed in these areas, as well as more general ideas or events, such as the sport of lacrosse in the Sports book.

Knockout, The

Seventeen-year-old Muay Thai fighter Kareena Thakkar’s world is turned upside down when she learns she’s landed an invitation to the US Open, which could lead to a spot on the first-ever Muay Thai Olympics team. But to make it to the US Open, she has to come clean about being a Muay Thai fighter-a sport that her traditional Indian community deems too violent for girls-and own her destiny.

Lantana Global Picture Books

Lantana Global Picture Books open up the world to young readers. These modern fables represent the best of contemporary writing, created by prize-winning authors and illustrators from around the world. The stories provide a lot of adventure, a little bit of magic, and a window onto other cultures, because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read.

Like Spilled Water

Nineteen-year-old Na has always been in the shadow of her younger brother, Bao-bao, her parents' cherished son. When they were younger, Na's parents went to work in the city, bringing Bao-bao along and devoting all their savings to his education, while Na was left behind in the countryside. But when Bao-bao dies suddenly, Na realizes how little she knew him. Did he really kill himself because of a low score on China's all-important college entrance exam? Na learns that Bao-bao had many secrets,

Little Dandelion Seeds the World

Did you know dandelions thrive on all seven continents? The cheery blooms are among the most resilient and adaptable in the world. In this lyrical book, learn how the crafty plant travels on the wind and hitches rides in all manner of ways in order to spread far and wide. Includes a map and backmatter on dandelions.

Me + Tree

A young girl and an old tree learn from each other how to find their purpose and foster healing in the world.

Mela and the Elephant

Mela sets out to explore the river outside her village but quickly ends up in trouble when her little boat is swept downstream and into the dense jungle. She encounters a crocodile, a leopard, and some monkeys, offering each a prize return for helping her find her way home but the animals snatch up their rewards without helping Mela back to her village. Just when she's about to give up, an elephant shows Mela that kindness is its own reward. This fable is told with authentic Thai customs and inc

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.

Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

Mei hates springtime. Why? Because it's only in the spring that Nian, a fierce dragon, is able to leave his mountain prison under the sea to terrorize the local village. When the villagers hear the rumblings of Nian's hungry stomach, they know that winter has ended and spring is coming. But this year on the night before the first day of spring, a magical warrior visits Mei in her dreams. He tells Mei that it is her destiny to face and defeat Nian. But she must do it within 15 days or the dragon

Once Upon an Hour  

A child is told a bedtime tale about how the 12 animals of the Korean zodiac came together to save a young character on their quest for a plant known to have healing properties in this gorgeously illustrated picture book. A young Korean child wants to know how to tell time using a clock. Her mother tells her a tale about how she learned to tell time using the traditional Korean practice of timekeeping in which the 12 animals of the zodiac are assigned to 2-hour sections of the 24-hour clock. Onc