The issue with selected titles in our collection is being resolved. Corrected files will be available for download on Friday, December 13, and we will be reissuing those titles on CD and digitally on that date.
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Biography, Sports biography, Canadian biography, Canadian authors (Non-fiction)
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 four minutes, forty-six 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. Grades K-3. 2019.
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Science and medicine biography, Women biography, Canadian biography, Canadian authors (Non-fiction)
Stella Bowles was a Grade 6 Nova Scotia student when she turned environmental activist to campaign against sewage pipes draining…straight into the LaHave River. This is the inspirational first person account of Stella's Grade 6 science fair project which caught the eyes of the media, the public and government leaders propelling her into the limelight. Stella details her two and a half year fight to clean up the river, winning numerous awards for her environmental activism along the way. She succeeds in shaming three levels of government and rallying supporters into funding a $$15.7 million cleanup. Today, she continues to campaign for cleaner water and demonstrates to other children how to test water quality in their own backyards, and how to take action if they find their water is polluted too. Grades 3-6.