Series: All About AnneHardcoverAnne Frank House9781772600605$24.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 13Sep 10, 2018
Anne Frank’s life story is told by answering the most frequently asked questions posed by children and young people visiting the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam. Text, detailed photographs and beautiful illustrations combine to give the fullest picture of Anne’s life, her diary, and the Secret Annex. Full of information about Anne’s life, World War II, and the Holocaust, the book provides both an overview of the history as well as intimate insights into the life of the young Anne Frank.
Series: Black Women Who DaredHardcoverNaomi M. Moyer9781772600711$18.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 13Sep 18, 2018
Inspirational stories of ten Black women and women’s collectives from Canadian and American history. Included are leaders and groundbreakers who were anti-slavery activists, business women, health-care activists, civic organizers and educators. Celebrate these remarkable women, some of whom you may be hearing about for the first time, and the profound impacts they've made.
Series: Bright Shining MomentPaperbackDeb Loughead9781772600681$10.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 13Sep 25, 2018
Aline hides under the hay when her father takes her to school in their horse-drawn sled. She’s embarrassed that her mother raises chickens in their yard, and doesn’t want her school friends to find out that their family has taken in boarders for the extra money. When she learns that her sworn enemy, Jeanine, can buy chewing gum, Aline is furious at the unfairness. She knows that Jeanine’s family is even poorer than her own. When Aline’s mother can’t spare any money for a charity drive at school, Aline decides to steal a coin from her purse. Sh... + Read More
Series: A Cage Without BarsPaperbackAnne Dublin9781772600698$10.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 10 - 14Sep 10, 2018
In 1492, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain signed the Edict of Expulsion, giving all Jews three months to leave the country. In the aftermath, twelve-year-old Joseph escapes to Lisbon, Portugal with his parents and younger sister, Gracia. After only eight months of safety, Joseph and Gracia, along with hundreds of other Jewish children, are kidnapped from the port in Lisbon and put on a ship. They then make a dangerous journey to the island of São Tomé, off the coast of West Africa. Now slaves, they are forced to work on a sugarcane pl... + Read More
Series: The Story of My FacePaperbackLeanne Baugh9781772600704$13.95YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 13 - 17Sep 10, 2018
After being attacked by a grizzly bear in the Rocky Mountains, seventeen-year-old Abby Hughes' facial scars are all she can think about, and all that she thinks anyone else can see when they look at her. After months of hiding out at home, returning to high school feels as daunting to Abby as enduring seven plastic surgeries. She knows it will be hard to show her new face to the world, but Abby doesn’t expect the level of rejection and hurt she receives, especially from people she thinks are her friends. When the taunts and bullying take a dan... + Read More
When Tilly receives an invitation to help drive eight elders on their ultimate bucket-list road trip, she impulsively says yes. Before she knows it, Tilly has said good-bye to her family and is on an adventure that will transform her in ways she could not predict, just as it will for the elders who soon dub themselves “the Crazy Eights.” The Crazy Eights each choose a stop—somewhere or something they’ve always wanted to experience—on the way to their ultimate goal, the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque. Their plan is to travel to La... + Read More
Born in the Caribbean, Philomena Jones is abandoned by her mother and left to the mercy of her grandmother, who, after raising eight children and grandchildren, is not capable of dedicating herself to another child. Love-starved, Philomena is easy prey for the island’s new pastor. She leaves home for America, hoping to find her mother, but ends up drifting and battling mental illness. Relocated to a supportive housing facility, Philomena meets a diverse cast of women who, despite their wildly differing backgrounds and difficulties, share one ... + Read More
Series: A Feminist History Society BookPersonal and PoliticalStories from the Women's Health Movement 1960–2010PaperbackLorraine Greaves9781772600797$24.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Oct 16, 2018
Details the innovative, courageous, and creative activism of the “second wave” women’s health movement in Canada between 1960 and 2010. This activism (re)claimed women's bodies, created women-centered spaces and services, and challenged a medically dominated healthcare system. Feminists challenged diagnoses, treatments, laws, policies, and research, as well as the care women were offered the way they saw their bodies and themselves. Legions of women, and a few men, made changes ranging from abortion rights to preserving women's hospitals, to t... + Read More
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