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By Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall. 2005
In November 2001 author Bishop-Stall entered Tent City, a lawless area in downtown Toronto claimed by a group of people… with nowhere else to go. For 10 months, Bishop-Stall was welcomed, but also subjected to cruel realities: drunken brawls, crackheads, forgotten children, and the repeated broken promises of those who said they were leaving once and for all. Canada Reads 2012. 2005.
By Dave Barry. 1998
Florida columnist and author focuses his humour on the aging of baby boomers. He gives highlights of each of the… "formative boomer years" from 1947, when he was born, to 1974. Barry grumbles about such issues as failing eyesight, retirement planning, and not being "hip" anymore. Bestseller. 1998.
By Pat Capponi. 1997
Pat Capponi, a former mental patient, took herself off welfare to become a critically acclaimed author and mental health care… advocate. But when funding for her position was cut, unemployed and angry, she began to write an open letter to provincial premier Mike Harris. The letter became this book, an examination of life below the poverty line in Canada. 1997.
Science writer and rationalist Gardner examines cases of pseudoscience, whether maverick or mainstream. Debunks astrology, UFOs, and quack remedies, and… attacks religious fundamentalism and Freud's dream theories. Previously published as regular columns in the Skeptical Inquirer. 2000.
By Kenn Nesbitt, J. Patrick Lewis. 2015
A poetry collection about cryptozoological creatures (the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, Chupacabra, etc.) from around the world, written so as… to allow the design of the book to disguise the fact that the collection is poetry. Grades 2-4. 2015. Uniform title: Poems.
By Kamal Al-Solaylee. 2016
Brown is not white. Brown is not black. Brown is an experience, a state of mind. Historically speaking, issues of… race and skin colour have been interpreted along black and white lines, leaving out millions of people whose stories of migration and racial experiences have shaped our modern world. The book takes a global look at the many social, political, economic and personal implications of being a brown-skinned person in the world now. Brown people have emerged as the source of global cheap labour (Hispanics or South Asians) while also coming under scrutiny and suspicion for their culture and faith (Arabs and Muslims). Packed with personal narratives and on-the-street reporting conducted over two years in ten countries from four continents. Winner of the 2016 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. 2016.
By Byron Pitts. 2017
Emmy Award-winning ABC News chief national correspondent and Nightline co-anchor, Byron Pitts shares the heartbreaking and inspiring stories of six… young people who overcame impossible circumstances - abuse, bullying, war, drug addiction, mental illness and violence - with extraordinary perseverance. None of these should be realities for anyone, much less a young person. But for some it is the only reality they have ever known. In these dark circumstances, six teens needed someone to "be the one" for them--the hero to help them back into the light. For Tania, Mason, Pappy, Michaela, Ryan, and Tyton, that hero was themselves. For junior and senior high readers. 2017.
By John Edward. 2004
John Edwards explains how to communicate with those on the other side, what to expect when you cross over and… how to vanquish any fears you may have. He shows how to use tools such as meditation and visualization, and discusses how to understand the power of psychic abilities. 2004.
By Jane Lazarre. 1996
Introspective essays by a Jewish woman who married a black man in the 1960s, raised two black sons, and formed… close relationships with African Americans. She describes her growing awareness of and struggle with the "whiteness of whiteness--that terrible and inexcusable ignorance of racism which denies history and reality." 1996.
By Jeffrey Simpson. 2012
Canada’s health care system, which costs about $200 billion a year in public and private money, cannot continue as it… is - increasingly ill-adapted to an aging population with public costs growing faster than government revenues. Simpson examines Medicare and finds that many other countries have more extensive public health systems, and Canadian health care produces only average value for money. He explores four options: cuts in spending, tax increases, privatization, and reaping savings through increased efficiency. 2012.
By Michael Heron, Erich Von Daniken. 1972
The author argues that the gods of the dim past have left traces which we can read and decipher today,… because space travel was a reality to the men thousands of years ago. He claims that our forefathers received visits from the universe, and that these "strangers" annihilated part of mankind existing at the time and produced a new, perhaps the first, homo sapiens. 1972. Uniform title: Erinnerungen an die Zukunft.
By Michael Norman, Beth Scott. 2004
Houses of evil, child ghosts, and poltergeists - they're all in this collection of true, unexplainable encounters from across Canada.… From the haunted art gallery in Burnaby, B.C. to mysteries in the Maritimes, this is a grand tour of ghostly goings-on. Descriptions of violence. For Junior and Senior High readers. Bestseller 2005. 2004.
By Ta-Nehisi Coates. 2015
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns… of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Bestseller. Winner of the National Book Award. 2015.
By Micheline Beaudry. 1985
Looks at the network of shelters for abused women run by and for women. The author sees these shelters as… a better answer to the problem of family violence than measures taken by the conventional health and social services establishment. c1985.
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 Kim Zarzour. 1994
Zarzour argues that violence is an issue that requires the attention of both school and community. Beginning with her own… experiences as a victim of school-yard bullying, Kim Zarzour presents research and offers advice to help parents raise assertive children in a tough world. She provides suggestions on how to stop the cycle of bullying, and prevent your child from becoming either a bully or a victim. 1994.
By Susan Faludi. 1991
At peace in the light: the further adventures of a reluctant psychic who reveals the secret of your spiritual powers
By Dannion Brinkley, Paul Perry. 1995
Brinkley tells how he adjusted to the psychic ability he acquired after his near-death experiences and found his life's mission… in helping hospice patients face death. Sequel to "Saved by the light." 1995.
By Mary Jo Leddy. 1997
Mary Jo Leddy talks about the work done in Romero House, a house for refugees in Toronto. In describing daily… life in Romero House, she tells the stories of some of the refugees who have passed through its hallways. Some descriptions of violence and torture. 1997.
By James Coates. 1987
The murder of Denver talk-show host Alan Berg in 1984 exposed the existence of the survivalist movement whose members foster… hatred of non-white and non-Protestant groups. An analysis of several survivalist organizations pinpoints their recent violent activity. Violence. 1987.