Orca Issues through December 2019

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    Series: Orca Issues I Am a Feminist Claiming the F-Word in Turbulent Times Paperback Monique Polak 9781459818927 $19.95 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12 May 07, 2019
    What is feminism? Why does it still matter? What exactly does intersectionality mean? In order to answer these (and many other) questions, I Am a Feminist first examines the history of feminism and then addresses the issues girls and women continue to face today. The book also looks at the ways in which people, especially young people, are working together to create a world where gender equality is a reality, not a dream. The author shares stories about the courageous individuals who have made a difference in the lives of women and girls worldw... + Read More
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    Series: Orca Issues My Body My Choice The Fight for Abortion Rights Paperback Robin Stevenson 9781459817128 $19.95 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12 May 07, 2019
    Abortion is one of the most common of all medical procedures. But it is still stigmatized, ?and all too often people do not feel they can talk about their experiences. Making abortion illegal or hard to access doesn't make it any less common; it just makes it dangerous. Around the world, tens of thousands of women die from unsafe abortions every year. People who support abortion rights have been fighting hard to create a world in which the right to access safe and legal abortion services is guaranteed. The opposition to this has been intense an... + Read More
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    Series: Orca Issues Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die The Complexities of Assisted Dying Paperback Nikki Tate 9781459818897 $19.95 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION Age (years) from 12 Sep 17, 2019
    With many jurisdictions considering whether or not to implement new assisted-death legislation, Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die is a timely look at the subject for teen readers who may not yet have had much experience with death and dying. Readers are introduced to the topic of assisted dying through the author's own story. The issue continues to be hotly debated in families, communities and countries around the world, and there are no easy answers. Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die looks at the issue from multiple perspectives and encourages... + Read More

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