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By Sydell Waxman. 1996
The life of Emily Stowe, who became the first woman school principal in Canada, the first woman doctor in Canada,… and was prominent in the struggle to obtain the vote for women in the 19th century. Grades 4-7. 1996.
By Ann Walsh. 2001
Fourteen stories about Canadian history, each focussing on a "first" - the first meeting between natives and Europeans; the first… elections in which women were allowed to vote; an account of the first "Home Children" sent to Canada during the nineteenth century, supposedly for a better life, but often to work in slave-labour conditions. Includes additional accounts to provide historical context for each story, which cover the period from the mid-seventeenth century to the 1930s, as seen through the eyes of some of its youngest participants. Grades 4-7. 2001.
Daschuk examines the roles that Old World diseases, climate, and, disturbingly, Canadian politics - the politics of ethnocide - played… in the deaths and subjugation of thousands of aboriginal people in the realization of Sir John A. Macdonald's "National Dream." He examines the present disparity in health and economic well-being between First Nations and non-Native populations, and the lingering racism and misunderstanding that permeates the national consciousness to this day. c2013.
By Lisa Yount. 1994
By Margaret L Finn. 1997
From his youth, Reeve participated in several artistic endeavours, but soon decided on an acting career. Finn describes Reeve's childhood,… early years as an actor, and the equestrian event that changed his life dramatically. The author also covers Reeve's role as an activist for persons with spinal cord injuries. Senior High. c1997.
By Adeline Yen Mah. 1999
The story of a Chinese woman and how she suffered appalling emotional deprivation and rejection by her family, as a… child growing up in China and Hong Kong. She tells of the consequences in her adult life, which she rose above to make a happy marriage and become a successful doctor in the USA. For Junior High readers. 1999. Uniform title: Falling leaves return to their roots : the true story of an unwanted Chinese daughter
By Jane Resh Thomas. 1998
Discusses Elizabeth from her birth in 1533 to her death in 1603 within the social and political context of the… time in which she ruled. The author looks at the personal aspects of the queen's life, including why she never married. For junior high readers. 1998.
By Russell Freedman. 1999
Biography of the "greatest woman athlete of all time," who broke records in golf, track and field, and other sports… in an era when there were few opportunities for female players. Discusses her childhood and her career after winning three medals in the 1932 Olympics. Grades 5-8. c1999.
By Pierre Berton. 1995
In October 1813, an American general was ordered to seize the city of Montreal. It should have been easy --… his army vastly outnumbered the British and Canadian army. But his army was poorly fed and badly equipped. Berton tells of how a small force of Canadian militia managed to win a significant victory in the War of 1812. Grade 4-7. c1995.
By Michael J Fox. 2009
In this follow-up to "Lucky Man" (DC24587), movie and television star Fox discusses his work, politics, faith, and family. An… advocate for stem-cell research, Fox describes the impact his Parkinson's disease has had on his life. Strong language. Bestseller. 2009.
By Candace Fleming. 2011
Biography of pilot Amelia Earhart offers an account of her attempt to circumnavigate the globe - a journey that ended… when she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in July 1937. Discusses Earhart’s adventurous nature, the difficulties of long-distance flight, and the lack of navigational equipment aboard her plane. For grades 4-7. 2011.
By Penny Colman. 2006
The story of eight women adventurers from history, each of whom went beyond boundaries to make a difference. Living mainly… in the 19th century, they had to deal with societal limitations and stereotypes, but none of them let these expectations or constraints hold them back. They include Louise Boyd, arctic explorer; Juana Briones, a Hispanic landowner in early San Francisco; Alice Hamilton, a pioneer in industrial medicine; and Katharine Wormeley, nursing superintendent during the Civil War. Some descriptions of violence. Grades 5-8. 2006.
By Barbara Greenwood. 1994
A look at how Canadian pioneer families lived, by visiting with the Robertson family and learning about their daily lives.… You can learn how to spin wool or make butter, visit a general store or go to the schoolroom, and find out how a log cabin was built, how maple syrup was made, and how food was stored. Grades 4-7. 1994.
By Patricia Romanowski, Annette Funicello. 1994
Annette Funicello began her career as one of Walt Disney's Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club television program, which debuted… in 1955 when Annette was twelve. She went on to become a singer and starred in beach party movies with Frankie Avalon. Then, except for a few appearances, Annette retired from show business to raise a family. In 1987, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. 1994.
By Pierre Berton. 1991
In the summer of 1897, two ships carrying more than a tonne of gold apiece sailed from the Yukon to… civilization. The world went mad. By the winter of 1897-1898, more than one hundred thousand men and women had ventured to the Yukon to strike it rich. Pierre Berton tells how these gold-seekers made it through the frozen White and Chilkoot Passes, how they built an armada of boats to take them to the gold-fields, and what happened to them along the way. Grades 5-8. 1991.
By Carol Drinkwater. 2000
Young women talk about what led them to cross the line, and how they both coped with, and learned from,… their experiences. The collection also includes young women who have had friends or family in jail, and what it has meant for them. 2000.
By Joan Dash. 2001
A biography of the woman who overcame her disabilities to be an inspirational public figure. Discusses the cause of Helen… Keller's blindness and deafness, her determination to lead a useful life, and the importance of her teacher, Annie Sullivan, throughout Helen's life. Grades 5-8. 2001.
By Virginia Brackett. 2004
Covers the people and events of writer Virginia Woolf's childhood and adult life, and her relationships with her father, sister,… husband, and, to a lesser extent, other relatives and members of the Bloomsbury group. Focuses on her mental health and on her work, which took fiction in a new direction at a time when women writers were uncommon. Includes a time line, a bibliography, and source notes. For junior high readers. 2004.
By Rosemary Sadlier. 1997
A biography of Harriet Tubman, who helped slaves escape to freedom. It tells her story and describes what life was… like in St. Catharines during the eight years she lived in Canada. The author also illustrates the importance of family history by tracing Harriet's descendants to the present day. Grades 5-8. 1997.
By Ken Sparling. 2000
Serena and Venus Williams have become a major force in woman's tennis. Their great success has inspired many young girls… to take up the sport. This is a fascinating and inspiring story of how the Williams family has shaken up the world of professional tennis. For senior high readers. 2000.