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By Naomi M. 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 Howard Scott, Phyllis Aronoff, Marie-Claude Ouellet. 2021
By Various Contributors, Rogé Girard. 2021
A moving #OwnVoices poetry collection written by young newcomers to Canada Carry On began in a high school in Outremont,…Quebec, where author and poet Simon Boulerice conducted creative-writing workshops for young newcomers to Canada. As the students began writing, their poems gave voice to their reflections on leaving family, friends, and countries of origin to make new homes and connections in their new home, Canada. Paired with expressive portraits by award-winning artist Rogé, each young writer reflects on the experience of leaving one home for another. The collection of poems express feelings of anxiety, sorrow, anticipation, gratitude, and hope for the future. With thoughtful verse and evocative illustrations, Carry On is a tribute to human resilience, the voices of newcomers, and creating empathy for all those who wonder about their place in the world.
By Elizabeth MacLeod. 2021
Meet Thérèse Casgrain, who battled for women’s equality and social justice, and was the first woman to lead a political…party in Canada!The award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians whose achievements have inspired and changed the lives of those who followed.From 1916 to 1925, women across Canada were starting to win right to vote, province by province . . . but not in Quebec. It took another fifteen years of protest and the leadership of Thérèse Casgrain for women there to begin to win that right. And that was only the start of Thérèse’s 50-year career! She decided to change things from inside the government too, becoming the first woman to lead a political party in Canada. And although Thérèse may not have been elected, her decades-long fight for equal rights, health care, and world peace is in itself a victory.Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Thérèse Casgrain couples simple yet compelling writing with comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas that help bring this fascinating story to life!
By Shi Davidi. 2021
The Big 50: Toronto Blue Jays is an extensive and dynamic look at the 50 top moments and figures that…make the Blue Jays the Blue Jays. In this revised and updated edition, longtime sportswriter Shi Davidi recounts the living history of the Blue Jays, counting down from No. 50 to No. 1. The Big 50: Toronto Blue Jays brilliantly brings to life the Blue Jays remarkable story, from Dave Stieb and Roy Halladay to the roller-coaster that was Roberto Alomar to Joe Carter's 1993 World Series–winning home run and the unforgettable 2016 postseason.
By Mark Fortier, Serge Bouchard. 2021
De novembre 1975 à octobre 1976, Serge Bouchard a voyagé avec des camionneurs dans le Nord-Ouest québécois. Son but :…étudier et observer leur travail pour en faire le sujet de sa thèse de doctorat. Serge Bouchard et Mark Fortier ont transformé la matière de cette recherche ethnographique unique en un portrait vivant et pénétrant du monde des routiers. Ce livre nous entraîne bien au-delà des routes du Nord à l’époque des grands chantiers de la Baie-James. Il nous parle des mystères de la vie, de la liberté et de la création.
By Joanne Schwartz. 2020
In early twentieth-century Cape Breton, coal mine workers spent all day in dangerous conditions. But the brave miners stood up…to the companies, going on strike and risking their livelihoods to achieve better working conditions and healthier communities. Fight On! is at once an engaging history and a passionate call to action against injustice.
By Lynn Davies, Chrissie Park-MacNeil. 2020
From award-winning poet Lynn Davies comes her first collection for children. And there's a twist: each of the poems in…So Imagine Me has a secret. The lyrical and playful text describes something from nature—flora or fauna or another phenomenon—that's also hiding in the illustrations. Readers will puzzle over the words and pore over the detailed illustrations looking for clues. Some of the riddles might be easy, and some are definitely tricky. All of them will delight, entertain, and challenge, leaving readers of all ages with new facts to share and an urge to get out into nature to discover more mysteries.
By Samuel De Champlain. 2019
Les récits de Champlain sont un témoignage capital des débuts de la présence française en Amérique du Nord. Il y…raconte les fondations de l'Acadie et de Québec, ainsi que les explorations des provinces maritimes, de la Nouvelle-Angleterre, de la vallée du Saint-Laurent et de l'Ontario. Il y rapporte les alliances avec les Micmacs, les Etchemins, les Montagnais, les Algonquins et les Hurons. Il rappelle tout ce qu'il a vécu aux côtés des autres fondateurs, en particulier Pierre Dugua de Mons et François Gravé, mais il révèle aussi ses démarches auprès du pouvoir royal et certains aspects inconnus de sa vie
By Denis Coderre. 2021
J'ai écrit ce livre motivé par le désir sincère et profond de vous retrouver. Pour vous exprimer ce que j'ai…appris de mon passage à la mairie et, bien entendu, pour vous partager ma vision de ce qu'il faudrait entreprendre pour relever les importants défis qui se dressent devant nous. Au cours de ma longue carrière en politique, à plusieurs paliers de gouvernement, j'ai appris que la gouvernance municipale est l'outil le plus adéquat pour créer un impact durable dans la qualité de vie de chaque citoyenne, de chaque citoyen
By Liz Rosenberg, Julie Morstad. 2018
Recounts the life of best-selling Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942), best known for her series of novels that begins…with Anne of Green Gables (DB 56114). Includes details of Montgomery's later years, from her unhappy marriage to her battle with depression. For grades 6-9. 2018
By Catherine Reid. 2018
Exploration of the Canadian maritime province, Prince Edward Island, that was the setting for the Anne of Green Gables (DB…50475) series of novels by L. M. Montgomery. Uses Montgomery's journals, scrapbooks, and other archival sources to illuminate the inspiration for scenes from the books. 2018
By Philip Lee. 2020
Shortlisted, New Brunswick Book Award for Non-FictionA CBC New Brunswick Book List SelectionAn Atlantic Books Today Must-Have New Brunswick Books…of 2020 SelectionThe Restigouche River flows through the remote border region between the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, its magically transparent waters, soaring forest hillsides, and population of Atlantic salmon creating one of the most storied wild spaces on the continent. In Restigouche, writer Philip Lee follows ancient portage routes into the headwaters of the river, travelling by canoe to explore the extraordinary history of the river and the people of the valley. They include the Mi’gmaq, who have lived in the Restigouche valley for thousands of years; the descendants of French Acadian, Irish, and Scottish settlers; and some of the wealthiest people in the world who for more than a century have used the river as an exclusive wilderness retreat.The people of the Restigouche have long been both divided and united by a remarkable river that each day continues to assert itself, despite local and global industrial forces that now threaten its natural systems and the survival of the salmon. In the deep pools and rushing waters of the Restigouche, in this place apart in a rapidly changing natural world, Lee finds a story of hope about how to safeguard wild spaces and why doing so is the most urgent question of our time.
By Lindsay Ruck. 2021
This fascinating, full-colour illustrated book features over 50 amazing Black people from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and…Newfoundland and Labrador, sharing their incredible stories and accomplishments, past and present.
By Heather Collins, Steve Pitt. 2004
The weather forecast for the evening of October 15, 1954 was simply "rain tonight." In fact, the hurricane was a…devastating one. The storm swept from North Carolina up into Canada. In Toronto, Ontario, the official death count was 81, but it was probably much higher because the many people living in the ravines were not part of the census. Penny Doucette was 8 years old on the night the storm raged in Toronto. She, her parents, and their elderly neighbor found themselves clinging to the roof of the house as they watched the house next door float away on the swollen Humber River. Augmenting the dramatic story are illustrations, archival photographs, and fascinating information about hurricanes: their causes, their history, and lore. Published for the fiftieth anniversary of Hurricane Hazel, this is a valuable resource for young readers.From the Trade Paperback edition.
By Elizabeth MacLeod. 2021
See below for English description.Thérèse Casgrain était une réformatrice, militante féministe et politicienne de Montréal. Mieux connue pour avoir mené…la campagne en faveur du droit de vote des femmes au Québec, elle a été la première femme à être élue chef d’un parti politique au Canada. Elle a mené une longue carrière en politique et a lutté vigoureusement contre les injustices sociales, économiques et politiques qui touchaient les femmes et les hommes à cette époque.Ce livre inspirant et informatif rend hommage à la vie de Thérèse Casgrain et à son influence dans l’histoire du Canada.Thérèse Casgrain was a reformer, activist, feminist, and politician from Montreal. Best remembered for leading the campaign for women’s suffrage in Quebec, Thérèse Casgrain was the first woman to be elected the leader of a political party in Canada. She had a long political career and vigorously fought against social, economic, and political injustices affecting both women and men.This inspirational and informative book goes through Casgrain’s life and highlights her influence in Canadian history.Original title: Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Thérèse Casgrain
Since their inception in 1977, the Toronto Blue Jays have been one of the most dynamic franchises in all of…baseball. As an award-winning, longtime Jays columnist, Bob Elliott has witnessed more than his share of that history up close and personal. In If These Walls Could Talk: Toronto Blue Jays, Elliott provides insight into the Jays' inner sanctum as only he can. Readers will gain the perspective of players, coaches, and front office executives in times of greatness as well as defeat, making for a keepsake no fan will want to miss.
By Normand Lester. 2013
" Ces quelque 150 textes sont une réflexion à chaud sur les faits marquants et les personnalités qui façonnent notre…temps. Ils contiennent souvent des révélations surprenantes. Lauteur nous livre ce quil sait du contenu des dossiers secrets de la GRC au sujet des anciens premiers ministres John Diefenbaker, Lester B. Pearson et Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Il nous prévient quOttawa surveille les cellulaires et les Blackberry, non seulement des espions, des terroristes et de la mafia, mais aussi ceux dà peu près tout le monde. Il nous révèle tout sur la guerre secrète que mène le Pentagone contre les cochons. Il découvre que la démocratie dirigée russe de Poutine est plus juste et égalitaire que celle présidée par Obama. Il sétonne quun membre de la Sûreté du Québec reçoive son plein salaire, à ne rien faire un an après sêtre reconnu coupable de collusion avec la mafia et constate que la SQ semble dissimuler certains aspects de cette affaire. " -- 4e de couv
By Ted Staunton, Will Staunton. 2020
A hilarious collection of misfires, creative solutions, dumb luck — and startling victories!Where else but Canada would you find a…town that turns its main street into a giant tubing run? Or witness a Mission Impossible-style heist where a thief drops down through the ceiling and makes off with over $120,000 worth of hockey sticks? Not to mention the slippery — or was that sticky? — bandits who stole 20,000 litres of maple syrup . . . And where else would you find an aircraft carrier made out of blocks of ice, a man building a miniature version of the entire country, or a moose giving you a carwash?It all makes perfect sense, really. Living in Canada means responding uniquely to a unique environment. And it’s our — sometimes highly questionable — ideas that makes us who we are. In an engaging, hilarious and always fascinating exploration of geography, history, wildlife, science, culture, food, art . . . and giant roadside attractions — this is our nation at its most jaw-droppingly unusual and innovative.Though we can poke fun at ourselves, readers will walk away with a sense that there is so much to celebrate about what it means to be Canadian.
By Jean-Yves Soucy. 2020
Un livre posthume de Jean-Yves Soucy, auteur du classique Un dieu chasseur. Le récit d'une découverte et d'une révélation :…le peuple cri. Le Québec moderne en émergence et les Premières Nations. Postface de Romeo Saganash