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By Elizabeth MacLeod. 2019
See below for English description.Voici Tom Longboat, originaire des Six Nations en Ontario, un coureur onondaga renommé dans le monde… entier qui a battu les records et brisé les stéréotypes.En avril 1907, par une journée glaciale et venteuse, Tom Longboat remporte le célèbre marathon de Boston, battant à plate couture une foule de coureurs hors pair. Par la suite, il a pulvérisé record après record et s'est fait des légions d'admirateurs au Canada et dans le monde entier. Mais Tom était bien plus qu'un athlète inspirant : il s'est engagé durant la Première Guerre mondiale et a combattu vaillamment. Tom était aussi un père de famille et un citoyen dévoué. Il n'a pas gagné toutes ses courses, mais il a toujours marché la tête haute.Durant sa carrière, Tom a toujours pris ses propres décisions. et il a connu le succès par ses propres moyens. Tom Longboat, the Onondaga runner originally from Six Nations near Brantford, Ontario, who broke records. and did it on his own terms.On April 19, 1907, a hundred thousand people lined up to watch the eighth running of the Boston Marathon. At the start of the race, more than one hundred runners surged forward, and at the end, Tom Longboat won it in an record-breaking 2 hours, 24 minutes and 24 seconds. He became the most famous runner in the world, yet faced scrutiny and criticism of every part of his life, from his revolutionary training techniques to his Indigenous heritage. After the peak of his running career, Tom volunteered for military service in World War I. He survived, and faced further challenges upon his return. But Tom Longboat continued to live his life on his own terms, and his legacy as Canada's foremost distance runner continues to be recognized to this day.Original title: Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Tom Longboat
By Naomi Moyer. 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.
By Gloria Respress-Churchwell. 2019
By Alison Matthews-David, Serah-Marie McMahon. 2019
The clothes we wear every day keep us comfortable, protect us from the elements, and express our unique style—but could… fashion also be fatal? As it turns out, history is full of fashions that have harmed or even killed people. From silhouette-cinching corsets and combustible combs to lethal hair dyes and flammable flannel, this nonfiction book looks back at the times people have suffered pain, injury, and worse, all in the name of style. Historical examples like the tragic “Radium Girl” watchmakers and mercury-poisoned “Mad Hatters,” along with more recent factory accidents, raise discussion of unsafe workplaces—where those who make the clothes are often fashion’s first victims. Co-authored by a scholar in the history of textiles and dress with the founder of WORN Fashion Journal, this book is equal parts fab and frightening: a stylishly illustrated mash-up of STEAM content, historical anecdotes, and chilling stories. Nonfiction features including sidebars, sources, an index, and a list of further reading will support critical literacy skills and digging deeper with research on this topic.
By Jillian Roberts. 2018
On the News gently introduces young children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy. In… age-appropriate language and tone, Dr. Roberts explains what tragedy is, the feelings it may create and how to manage those feelings. She also emphasizes the good that can come out of tragedy, looking at how people help one another in caring, compassionate and heroic ways. The book's question-and-answer format will help parents have a meaningful conversation about these difficult topics with their children and equip them to better handle questions that arise when children are exposed to the news. The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues that they may encounter outside their homes, in a way that is accessible. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter.
By Barbara Sheen. 2004
Examines how and why some teenagers become alcoholics, and discusses the ripple effect of teen alcoholism as well as treatment… and preventative measures. Includes an overview of alcoholism as an addiction or a disease, and looks at its physiological, psychological, and emotional dimensions. Both the individual and societal consequences of teen alcoholism are considered. Some descriptions of violence. For Senior High readers. 2004.
By Anita Roberts. 2001
The author explains violence, looking at its roots, identifying potentially dangerous behaviour, and always offering teens strategies to protect themselves… and diffuse situations--from small misunderstandings to outright assault. The book also includes discussion of gender stereotypes, self-esteem, handling cliques and social pressures, acknowledging and transforming emotions, and differentiating between "good sex" and harmful sex. Poems, quotes, and practical exercises are also added. Some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2001.
By Matthew Whyman. 2000
Drawing on real teenagers' experiences and statistics, this guide discusses smoking. It includes advice on coping with peer pressure and… resisting temptation. It also provides practical strategies for giving up smoking and hard-hitting information on its effects.
By Janet Bode. 1991
The author presents the stories of eleven teenagers who are trying to succeed despite tremendous problems in their lives. Interspersed… among these first-person accounts from teens who are homeless, pregnant, abused, addicted, or imprisoned are comments from adults who work with young people and who offer advice on success. For Junior and senior high readers. 1991.
By Ann Marie Cunningham, Ryan White. 1991
Ryan White shares his life story in a natural, engaging style. He tells of contracting AIDS from an infected blood-clotting… agent; of being forced out of school in Kokomo, Indiana; and of moving to the welcoming community of Cicero. Ryan talks mostly about his family and friends, a circle that became wider as Ryan spoke out about AIDS. For junior and senior high and older readers. 1991.
By Albert Marrin. 2009
Discusses causes and effects of the environmental and social disaster that swept across the Great Plains in the 1930s during… the Great Depression. Explains that farmers and ranchers unwittingly caused conditions that led to the dust storms and the loss of the land they had settled. Grades 5-8. c2009.
By Virginia Parker. 1996
By Deborah Ellis. 2010
Students ages nine to nineteen discuss their feelings about being tormented and their reactions to it. Questions about ways individuals… and schools can handle these situations follow each personal account. Based on the premise that bullying is not a normal part of childhood. Some descriptions of sex and violence. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2010.
By Mary Beth Leatherdale. 2017
The plight of refugees risking their lives at sea has, unfortunately, made the headlines all too often in the past… few years. This book presents five true stories, from 1939 to today, about young people who lived through the harrowing experience of setting sail in search of asylum: Ruth and her family board the St. Louis to escape Nazism; Phu sets out alone from war-torn Vietnam; José tries to reach the United States from Cuba; Najeeba flees Afghanistan and the Taliban; and after losing his family, Mohamed abandons his village on the Ivory Coast in search of a new life. Grades 4-7. Winner of the 2018 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Honour Book Award. 2017.
By Herb Shoveller. 2006
When Ryan's first-grade teacher told his class about countries where people didn't have clean drinking water, he became determined to… change things. His first well was built in Uganda, and a local orphan named Akana Jimmy longed for a chance to thank Ryan. When they finally meet, an unbreakable bond unites these boys from very different backgrounds, and a long and sometimes life-threatening journey begins. Some descriptions of violence. Grades 3-6. 2006.
By Robin Stevenson. 2016
For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world, Pride is both protest and celebration. It's about embracing diversity.… It's about fighting for freedom and equality. It's about history, and it's about the future. It's about all of us. Grades 4-7. 2016.
By Deborah Ellis. 2005
In the summer of 2003, author Ellis travelled to Malawi and Zambia and met with children and teens whose lives… have been touched by AIDS. Ellis describes the poverty, child labour, sexual exploitation, and the signs and symptoms of the disease, but the children discuss their families, favourite pastimes, fears, and dreams. Some descriptions of sex and violence. Grades 5-8. 2006, c2005.
By Jacques Semelin. 2000
Voici plus de vingt-cinq ans que je travaille sur la violence et l’action non violente. Sur un tel sujet, la… plupart des questions que se pose un enfant concerné la vie de tous les jours. Si quelqu’un m’agresse, que dois-je faire ? Comment réagir face au racket à l’école ? Contre une agression sexuelle ? Et la violence des jeunes ? Et le racisme ? Pour répondre, j’ai quitté mes chères études… C’est ainsi que je me suis mis à écrire quelques pages, que je leur donnai à lire : j’ai souvent refai. Années 3-6 et plus. 2000.
By Anne-Marie Courtemanche, Tracy Marsh. 2009
Recueil qui marie documentaire et bandes dessinées afin d'inviter les jeunes à poser des gestes simples et concrets pour contribuer… à la sauvegarde de l'énergie, à la protection de l'environnement, à une meilleure cohabitation entre les membres d'une communauté, à l'entraide entre générations ou vers des personnes en besoin, à la maison, à l'école, mais aussi dans le reste du monde. Années 3-6 et plus. 2009.