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By Daniel Paisner, Krystyna Chiger. 2008
In 1943, with Lvov's 150,000 Jews having been exiled, killed, or forced into ghettos and facing extermination, a group of… Polish Jews sought refuge in the city's sewer system. The last surviving member this group, Krystyna Chiger, provides a first-person account of those fourteen months with her family. Also describes Leopold Socha, a Polish Catholic and former thief, who risked his life to help Chiger's underground family survive, bringing them food and supplies. 2009, c2008.
Cahill continues his study of civilizations, begun in "How the Irish Saved Civilization" (DC15036), with an extended look at the… Torah. He shows how events therein, especially the Jews' belief in one God and their ability to look at reality in a whole new way, influenced civilization. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1998.
By Dick Lehr. 2009
The Fence documents the true story of a Boston police incident during which an undercover officer was brutally beaten by… fellow officers who mistook him for a murder suspect. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. c2009.
By Ken Adachi. 1976
Adachi presents a comprehensive history of the Japanese experience in Canada from 1877 to 1975, focusing on the internment of… Japanese Canadians in camps in the interior of British Columbia. He examines the course of Japanese immigration, transplanted traditions and beliefs, the growth of social, economic, and political organizations, and struggle against discrimination.
By Leah Rosenberg. 1981
By James McBride. 1996
One of twelve siblings in Brooklyn, the author was confused about his mother's race. She called herself light-skinned and refused… to discuss her past. Years later she admitted to being an Orthodox rabbi's daughter whose family shunned her after her marriage to the first of her two black husbands. Some strong language. 1996.
By Hugh Nissenson. 1988
Short stories and journal entries which describe the Jewish experience from the turn of the century to the aftermath of… the Holocaust and the beginning of the state of Israel. 1988.
By Thelma Ruck Keene. 2002
The author relives an extraordinary life, often at odds with the fog of convention surrounding religion, class distinctions, sex and… war. During WWII she freelances her secretarial skill from the Balkans to the Middle East and Sicily. In 1966, she and her young son emigrate to Canada. Book reflects Thelma's curiosity, wit, and independent streak. 2002.
By Constance Backhouse, Nancy Backhouse. 2004
In 1922, Elizabeth Bethune Campbell, a Toronto-born socialite, began a fourteen-year-battle with the Ontario legal establishment over her mother's will,… and to prove that her uncle had stolen funds from her mother's estate. In 1930, as a non-lawyer and Canadian, she argued her case before the Privy Council in London - the first woman to do so. This is an annotated reprint of her self-published account of her campaign. 2004.
1734. Marie-Joseph Angélique is a slave woman convicted of starting a fire that destroyed a large part of Montréal. On… appeal, her punishment of death was modified to torture, to encourage her to name an accomplice, a white man, Angélique's sometime lover. A narrative of a rebellious Portuguese-born Black woman who refused to accept her indentured lot. Explicit descriptions of violence. c2006
By John H Davis. 1978
By Walter Dean Myers. 2001
Account of Muhammad Ali's life and career, focusing on his professional accomplishments, principles, and fight against racial injustice. Describes his… Olympic triumph, his transformation from the young Cassius Clay into Muhammad Ali, and his rise to fame as world heavyweight champion. Examines boxing's damaging effects. Grades 5-8 and older readers. Some descriptions of violence. 2001.
By Katherine Ashenburg. 2007
The apparently routine task of taking up soap and water (or not) is the starting point for an exploration of… Western culture, which yields insights into our notions of privacy, health, individuality, religion and sexuality. Charts the history of human hygiene, describing those who either didn't wash at all (medieval Europeans) or who did with almost ritualistic fervour (ancient Romans and Greeks). 2008, c2007.
By Arthur M Schlesinger. 1992
An essay by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian examines the "melting pot" concept of America in the 1990s. He finds hope… in the expansion of ethnic awareness. He also contends that some positive consequences have been countered by the reduced assimilation of ethnic groups into the mainstream of society, resulting in lower educational standards and a deemphasis of the ideals of individual and cultural freedom and political democracy. 1992.
Rapaille's breakthrough notion is that we acquire a silent system of Codes as we grow up within our culture. These… Culture Codes invisibly shape how we behave in our personal lives. We can learn to crack these Codes and achieve a new understanding of why we do the things we do. 2007.
By Patricia Roy, Jin-Yan Tan. 1985
Beginning with an overview of Chinese emigration policy in the 19th century and the difficulties faced by Chinese immigrants in… Canada, this booklet discusses Chinese immigration to Canada from the mid-1800s to the present. Includes population statistics and suggestions for further reading. 1985.
This history of Chinese immigration to Canada includes an examination of the impact of racism on the Chinese community and… the occupational achievements of Chinese-Canadians in the 1960s and after. c1988.
A nationally renowned body language expert explains how to read the signals of a date, a mate, or that cutie… across the bar - and never get rejected again. "The Body Language of Dating" provides the tools needed for success in today's dating scenarios, offering practical tactics for seduction, conversation, connection, and enduring romance. 2012.
By Barnet Litvinoff. 1988
By Mariatu Kamara, Susan McClelland. 2008
Sierra Leone. At the age of 12, Mariatu Kamara was raped by a family friend, then captured by rebels who… cut off her hands. Despite her wounds, Kamara walked out of the bush and sought help, ending up in an amputee camp, where she gave birth to a son who died of malnutrition. When foreign journalists interviewed Kamara in the camp, her story garnered international interest and assistance, which eventually brought her to Toronto. Her autobiography testifies to Kamara's horrific trauma, but with the aim of fostering hope and reconciliation. Winner of the 2011 Red Maple Non-Fiction Award. For junior high and older readers. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. c2008.