Series: Law and SocietyTruth and ConvictionDonald Marshall Jr. and the Mi’kmaw Quest for JusticeHardcoverL. Jane McMillan9780774837484$34.95LAW Nov 01, 2018
The name “Donald Marshall Jr.” is synonymous with “wrongful conviction” and the fight for Indigenous rights in Canada. In Truth and Conviction, Jane McMillan – Marshall’s former partner, an acclaimed anthropologist, and an original defendant in the Supreme Court’s Marshall decision – tells the story of how Marshall’s life-long battle against injustice permeated Canadian legal consciousness and revitalized Indigenous law. Marshall died in 2009, but his legacy lives on. Mi’kmaq continue to assert their rights and build justice programs grounded i... + Read More
Series: Women’s Suffrage and the Struggle for DemocracyOur Voices Must Be HeardWomen and the Vote in OntarioHardcoverTarah Brookfield9780774860192$27.95HISTORY Nov 01, 2018
In 1844, seven widows dared to cast ballots in an election in Canada West, a display of feminist effrontery that was quickly punished: the government struck a law excluding women from the vote. It would be seven decades before women regained voting rights in Ontario. Our Voices Must Be Heard explores Ontario’s suffrage history, examining its ideals and failings, its daring supporters and thunderous enemies, and its blind spots on matters of race and class. It looks at how and why suffragists from around the province joined an international move... + Read More
Series: Sexuality StudiesRed Light LabourSex Work Regulation, Agency, and ResistancePaperbackElya M. Durisin9780774838245$34.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Sep 01, 2018
In 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Canada v. Bedford that key prostitution laws were unconstitutional. Red Light Labour addresses the new legal regime regulating sex work by analyzing how laws and those who uphold them have constructed, controlled, and criminalized sex workers, their clients, and their workspaces. This groundbreaking collection also offers nuanced interpretations of commercial sexual labour from the perspectives of workers, activists, and researchers. The contributors highlight the struggle for civic and social inclu... + Read More
Series: Live at The CellarVancouver’s Iconic Jazz Club and the Canadian Co-operative Jazz Scene in the 1950s and ‘60sPaperbackMarian Jago9780774837699$29.95MUSIC Oct 15, 2018
In the 1950s and ’60s, co-operative jazz clubs opened their doors in Canada in response to new forms of jazz expression emerging after the war and the lack of performance spaces outside major urban centres. Operated by the musicians themselves, these hip new clubs created spaces where jazz musicians practised their art. Live at the Cellar looks at this unique period in the development of jazz in Canada. Centered on Vancouver’s legendary Cellar club, it explores the ways in which these clubs functioned as sites for the performance and exploratio... + Read More
Series: Birds of NunavutHardcoverJames M. Richards9780774860246$125.00NATURE Aug 15, 2018
Nunavut is a land of islands, encompassing some of the most remote places on Earth. It is also home to some of the world’s most fascinating bird species. Birds of Nunavut is the first complete survey of every species known to occur in the territory. Co-written by a team of eighteen experts, it documents 295 species of birds (of which 145 are known to breed there), presenting a wealth of information on identification, distribution, ecology, behaviour, and conservation. Lavishly illustrated with over 800 colour photographs and 155 maps, this is a... + Read More
Series: MemoryPaperbackPhilippe Tortell9781775276609$24.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Oct 01, 2018
This book examines the character and relevance of remembrance, inviting readers to think creatively and deeply about the ways that memories are transmitted, recorded, and distorted through time and space. Ranging from molecular genetics and astrophysics to law and Indigenous oral histories, the essays draw from a diverse group of contributors to capture different perspectives on memory. Reflecting upon memory in engaging and unexpected ways, this collection offers an interdisciplinary roadmap for exploring how, why, and when we remember.
Series: The C.D. Howe Series in Canadian Political HistoryThe Call of the WorldA Political MemoirPaperbackBill Graham9780774890045$32.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 01, 2018
Bill Graham – Canada’s minister of foreign affairs and minister of defence during the tumultuous years following 9/11 – takes us on a personal journey from his Vancouver childhood to important behind-the-scenes moments in recent global history. With candour and wit, he recounts meetings with world leaders, contextualizes important geopolitical relationships, and offers acute observations on backstage politics. He explains Canada’s decision not to participate in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and makes a passionate case for why international law offe... + Read More
Series: TrudeaumaniaPaperbackPaul Litt9780774834056$32.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Nov 01, 2018
In 1968, Canadians dared to take a chance on a new kind of politician. Pierre Trudeau became the leader of the Liberal Party in April and two months later won the federal election. His meteoric rise to power was driven by Trudeaumania, an explosive mix of passion and fear fueled by media hype and nationalist ambition. This book traces what happened when the fabled spirit of the sixties met the excitement of the Centennial and Expo 67. Canadians wanted to modernize their nation, differentiate it from the US, and defuse Quebec separatism. Far fro... + Read More
Canadian politicians, like many of their circumpolar counterparts, brag about their country’s “Arctic identity” or “northern character,” but what do they mean, exactly? Stereotypes abound, from Dudley Do-Right to Northern Exposure, but these southern perspectives fail to capture northern realities. During decades of service as a legislator, mediator, and negotiator, Tony Penikett witnessed a new northern consciousness grow out of the challenges of the Cold War, climate change, land rights struggles, and the boom and bust of resource megaproject... + Read More
Storytelling has the capacity to address feelings and demonstrate themes – to illuminate beyond argument and theoretical exposition. In Otter’s Journey, Borrows makes use of the Anishinaabe tradition of storytelling to explore how the work in Indigenous language revitalization can inform the emerging field of Indigenous legal revitalization. She follows Otter, a dodem (clan) relation from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, on a journey across Anishinaabe, Inuit, Maori, Coast Salish, and Abenaki territories, through a narrative of Indigenous ... + Read More
Series: The Creator’s GameLacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous NationhoodPaperbackAllan Downey9780774836036$34.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Aug 01, 2018
Lacrosse has been a central element of Indigenous cultures for centuries, but once non-Indigenous players entered the sport, it became a site of appropriation – then reclamation – of Indigenous identities. The Creator’s Game focuses on the history of lacrosse in Indigenous communities from the 1860s to the 1990s, exploring Indigenous-non-Indigenous relations and Indigenous identity formation. While the game was being appropriated in the process of constructing a new identity for the nation-state of Canada, it was also being used by Indigenous p... + Read More
Yuan Shikai (1859–1916) has been both hailed as China’s George Washington for his role in the country’s transition from empire to republic and condemned as a counter-revolutionary. Yuan Shikai: A Reappraisal sheds new light on the controversial history of this talented administrator and modernizer who endeavoured to establish a new dynasty while serving as the first president of the republic, eventually declaring himself emperor. Drawing on untapped primary sources and recent scholarship, Patrick Fuliang Shan offers a lucid, comprehensive, and ... + Read More
Series: Raw MaterialWorking Wool in the WestPaperbackStephany Wilkes9780870719516$25.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Age (years) from 0 - 99Oct 20, 2018
In Raw Material, Stephany Wilkes tells not only her own story, but also that of American wool. What begins as a knitter’s search for local yarn becomes a dirty, unlikely, and irresistible side job. Wilkes become a certified sheep shearer and wool classer, working at the very first step in the textile supply chain, ultimately leaving her high-tech job for a new way of life considered long dead.
Series: VaquitaScience, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of CortezHardcoverBrooke Bessesen9781610919319$33.95NATURE Sep 11, 2018
In 2006, vaquita, a diminutive porpoise making its home in the Upper Gulf of California, inherited the dubious title of world’s most endangered marine mammal. Vaquita have been in decline for decades, dying by the hundreds in gillnets intended for the commercially valuable totoaba, a fish. When international crime cartels discovered a lucrative trade in the swim bladders of totoaba, illegal gillnetting went rampant. Brooke Bessesen takes us on a journey to Mexico’s Upper Gulf region to uncover the story. Asking hard questions, she interviewed t... + Read More
Series: The Food Sharing RevolutionHow Start Ups, Pop Ups, and Co Ops are Changing the Way We EatHardcoverMichael S. Carolan9781610918862$32.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Nov 15, 2018
In The Food Sharing Revolution, Michael Carolan tells the stories of traditional producers who are being squeezed by big agribusiness, and entrepreneurs who are bucking the corporate food system and tapping into the sharing economy. Many are sharing tractors, seeds, kitchen space, their homes, and their cultures. They are business owners like Dorothy, who opened her bakery with the help of a no-interest crowd-sourced loan. They are chefs like Camilla, who introduces diners to her native Colombian cuisine through peer-to-peer meal sharing. Their... + Read More
Series: Brilliant GreenThe Surprising History and Science of Plant IntelligencePaperbackStefano Mancuso9781610917315$18.95SCIENCE Sep 06, 2018
In Brilliant Green, Stefano Mancuso, a leading scientist and founder of the field of plant neurobiology, presents a new paradigm in our understanding of the vegetal world. Combining a historical perspective with the latest in plant science, Mancuso argues that, due to cultural prejudices and human arrogance, we continue to underestimate plants. In fact, they process information, sleep, remember, and signal to one another – showing that, far from passive machines, plants are intelligent and aware. Through a survey of plant capabilities from sigh... + Read More
Series: A Deadly WindThe 1962 Columbus Day StormPaperbackJohn Dodge9780870719288$26.00NATURE Age (years) from 0 - 99Oct 12, 2018
A Deadly Wind is a deeply researched historical account of the most powerful non-tropical windstorm to ever strike the West Coast: The Columbus Day Storm of October 12, 1962, which plowed a path of destruction from the San Francisco Bay Area to British Columbia. Veteran journalist John Dodge tell stories of tragedy and heroism, loss and resilience, while drawing connections to climate science and more contemporary calamities, such as Superstorm Sandy.
Series: Blue DesertDesert MonologuesPaperbackCharles Bowden9780816537914$22.95HISTORY Oct 02, 2018
Originally published in 1986, Blue Desert is a critical piece in the oeuvre of Charles Bowden. In the promised land of the Arizona Sunbelt, people come by the thousands to escape the crush of Eastern cities and end up duplicating the very world they have fled. In Blue Desert, Charles Bowden presents a view of the Southwest that seeks to measure how rapid growth has taken its toll on the land. Blue Desert has no boundaries, no terrain, no topographical coordinates; it is a state of mind inescapable to one who sees change and knows that nothing c... + Read More
Series: Voices from Bears EarsSeeking Common Ground on Sacred LandPaperbackRebecca Robinson9780816538058$30.95NATURE Oct 30, 2018
Through twenty individual stories, Voices from Bears Ears captures the passions of the debate that led to the creation of Bears Ears National Monument, a land of unsurpassed natural beauty and deep historical significance. The story of this place reflects the cultural crosscurrents that roil our times: maintaining tradition and culture in the face of change; healing the pain of past injustices; creating shared futures; and protecting and preserving lands for future generations.
Series: Motherhood MissedStories of Loss and Living From Women Who Are Childless by CircumstancePaperbackLois Tonkin9781785923371$24.95PSYCHOLOGY Oct 21, 2018
Honouring women who are childless by circumstance, these first-person stories describe their emotional responses and under-discussed grief. While exploring their sense of loss, the book also celebrates the hopefulness and positivity of these women and reveals the alternative routes their lives have taken.
Series: Will I Still Be Me?Finding a Continuing Sense of Self in the Lived Experience of DementiaPaperbackChristine Bryden9781785925559$24.95HEALTH & FITNESS Sep 21, 2018
Christine Bryden was diagnosed with dementia in 1995, but her experiences do not reflect the mainstream discourse of loss of self while living with dementia. In this book she explains why people with dementia have a meaningful and continuing sense of self and calls for a different understanding of dementia that results in greater inclusion.
Series: Dyslexia and Leaving SchoolWhat You Really Need to KnowPaperbackAnn-Marie McNicholas9781785925597$19.95EDUCATION Age (years) from 14 - 17Oct 18, 2018
Targeted at fourteen to seventeen year olds with dyslexia, this book answers common questions and concerns about moving from school to college, university, or the workplace. This accessible guide gives an overview of the various types of support available, eases anxiety over the transition, and empowers young people to make informed decisions about their next step.
Series: Spectrum WomenWalking to the Beat of AutismPaperbackBarb Cook9781785924347$31.95PSYCHOLOGY Sep 21, 2018
Barb Cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic perspective, and present empowering, helpful and supportive insights from their personal experience for fellow autistic women. Michelle Garnett's comments validate and expand the experiences described from a clinician's perspective, and provide extensive recommendations. Autistic advocates including Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Jeanette Purkis, Artemisia and Samantha Craft offer their personal guidance on significant issues that particularly affect women, as well ... + Read More
Series: What The Hell Just Happened?!Comfort and Wisdom for When Your World Falls ApartHardcoverRichy K. Chandler9781785925122$15.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Sep 21, 2018
Is something that happened to you weighing you down? If so, this picture book for adults is the pick-me-up you need. With Richy K. Chandler's artistic flair, warmth, and humour, it shows how to face the past and embrace the future, providing pragmatic advice about how to get back on your feet.
Series: Can I tell you about...?Can I Tell You About Forgiveness?A Helpful Introduction for EveryonePaperbackLiz Gulliford9781785925214$15.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 7 - 18Sep 19, 2018
Join Joseph as he learns what forgiveness is. Why is forgiveness important? Does it count as forgiveness when mum makes me apologize? Can I forgive someone who doesn't even know they hurt me? This illustrated guide serves as the ideal introduction for children to think about forgiveness, and to develop their own understanding of what it means.
Series: Emily Is Being Bullied, What Can She Do?A Story and Anti-Bullying Guide for Children and Adults to Read TogetherPaperbackHelen Cowie9781785925481$19.95FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Age (years) from 7 - 11Dec 21, 2018
This guide for children ages seven through eleven helps children, parents, teachers, and other professionals discuss bullying together. It is based on the latest research and practice in anti-bullying interventions and portrays different perspectives – the child being bullied, the child doing the bullying, and the bystanders.
Series: Phoenix Goes to SchoolA Story to Support Transgender and Gender Diverse ChildrenHardcoverMichelle Finch9781785928215$19.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7Sep 19, 2018
Phoenix wants to wear her favourite purple dress to express her gender, but she is scared of being bullied on her first day of school. Follow Phoenix's journey as she arrives at school, makes some friends, stands up for herself, and helps us learn to be true to who we really are.
Series: Trans Teen Survival GuidePaperbackFox Fisher9781785923418$24.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 8 - 16Oct 21, 2018
Frank, friendly, and funny, this must-read guide is packed full of advice from authors who understand the realities and complexities of growing up trans. Readers will come away empowered and armed with practical advice on how to navigate everything from coming out, clothes and pronouns, to wearing binders or packers, hormone therapy, and self-care.
Series: No Weigh!!A Teen's Guide to Positive Body Image, Food, and Emotional WisdomPaperbackSigne Darpinian9781785928253$24.95SELF-HELP Age (years) from 13 - 16Sep 19, 2018
This excellent workbook for teens aged thirteen through sixteen promotes positive body image and a healthy relationship to food. It also gives sensible, no-nonsense advice on how to prevent disordered eating of all kinds. It breaks down myths about diets and is full of tools and strategies to support connected eating, body positivity, and balanced exercise.
Series: Ellie's StrandExploring the Edge of the World's Largest OceanPaperbackM. L. Herring9780870719417$23.00JUVENILE FICTION Grade (US) from 3 - 5Oct 12, 2018
There are days in late winter when the Pacific coast enjoys a brief spell of clear, warm weather. Most of the winter storms have passed and the summer fog has not yet settled in. This is when some coastal communities plan their annual beach clean-ups. Ellie and Ricky travel to the Oregon coast from their home in the Cascade Mountains to help with a one-day beach clean-up. Hoping to find a prized Japanese glass float, they instead find more important natural treasures, and evidence of an ocean that needs its own global-scale clean-up.
Series: The Law is (Not) for KidsA Legal Rights Guide for Canadian Children and TeensPaperbackNed Lecic9781771992374$22.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Nov 30, 2018
In this practical guide to the law for the young people of Canada, Ned Lecic and Marvin Zuker provide an all-encompassing, accurate manual meant to empower and educate youth and those that serve them. As advocates for the rights of children, the authors provide examples of how young people can get their legal rights enforced while also encouraging them to consider whether the rights of youth are sufficient or should be expanded. The Law is (Not) for Kids is the first book to deal with Canadian law and the rights of children and teens that is me... + Read More
Series: Son of AmityPaperbackPeter Nathaniel Malae9780870719455$25.00FICTION Age (years) from 0 - 99Oct 06, 2018
Three lives in ruin intersect in the small Oregon town of Amity: Pika, a half-Samoan ex-con from California, seeks to deliver justice to his sister’s rapist; Michael, a five-tour Iraq War marine, faces the cracked mirror of his own embattled soul; and Sissy, a recent Catholic convert, must determine once and for all what love is. These three lives cannot escape the desperation of the past, combusting amidst poverty and drug use, post-traumatic stress disorder and recidivism; and yet those same lives, day after day, make the long trek to tomorro... + Read More
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