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By Basil Johnston. 1981
These legends, which include "Why birds go south in winter" and "The first butterflies", are an integral part of the… spiritual and cultural heritage of the Ojibway people. For all ages.
By Olivier Marchon. 2017
Saviez-vous qu'il a existé un 30 février 1712 en Suède ? Qu'à l'inverse, aux îles Samoa, le 30 décembre 2011… a été supprimé ? Qu'aux îles Diomède, dans le Pacifique, on peut voir demain et regarder hier ? Que la France s'est mise à l'heure allemande en 1940, pour ne plus en changer ? Que Thérèse d'Ávila est morte dans la nuit du 4 au 15 octobre 1582 ? Car le temps est comme l'air qu'on respire : invisible et impalpable. Et si sa mesure obéit aujourd'hui à des règles rigoureuses qui nous semblent évidentes, elles sont loin d'être parfaites, universelles ou immuables... Dans ce recueil d'histoires courtes riches en anecdotes, Olivier Marchon nous guide dans l'histoire de la mesure du temps et de ses bizarreries, à travers une multitude de calendriers et de mesures horaires exotiques, fruits d'une science exacte au contact d'un monde qui ne l'est pas. 2017.
By Erinne Paisley. 2017
"Can Your Smartphone Change the World?" is a twenty-first-century guide for anyone who has access to a smartphone. This how-to… manual looks at specific ways you can create social change through the tap of a screen. Filled with examples of successful hashtag campaigns, viral videos and new socially conscious apps, the book provides practical advice for using your smartphone as a tool for social justice. For junior and senior high readers. 2017.
By Joël De Rosnay. 2005
By Vivienne Francis. 1998
The stories of the Windrush generation - Britain's first post-war immigrants from the Caribbean. These early pioneers, who came to… Britain with high expectations, tell it like it really was, covering over fifty years of black presence in Britain.
By Julie Howard. 1987
A useful tool for people learning the English language, this book lists and defines many common idiomatic phrases of American… English, such as "by heart", "find fault with", and "keep an eye on". These idioms are also applicable in Canadian English. It also provides examples and exercises to learn the proper usage of the idioms. 1987.
By Mary C Collins. 1996
A comprehensive overview of the history of the Laubach Literacy program in Canada. Collins discusses the growth of the organization… under each of its successive presidents, and looks towards the organization's future.
A searing and revelatory account of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls of Highway 16, and an indictment… of the society that failed them. For decades, Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or been found murdered along an isolated stretch of highway in northwestern British Columbia. The highway is known as the Highway of Tears, and it has come to symbolize a national crisis. Journalist Jessica McDiarmid investigates the devastating effect these tragedies have had on the families of the victims and their communities, and how systemic racism and indifference have created a climate where Indigenous women and girls are over-policed, yet under-protected. Through interviews with those closest to the victims—mothers and fathers, siblings and friends—McDiarmid offers an intimate, first-hand account of their loss and relentless fight for justice. Examining the historically fraught social and cultural tensions between settlers and Indigenous peoples in the region, McDiarmid links these cases to others across Canada—now estimated to number up to 4,000—contextualizing them within a broader examination of the undervaluing of Indigenous lives in this country. Highway of Tears is a powerful story about our ongoing failure to provide justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and a testament to their families and communities' unwavering determination to find it.
By David Richards. 2019
A thrilling, revelatory collection from one of the most provocative and original literary voices in Canada today.David Adams Richards is… one of Canada's greatest writers, his place in the pantheon ensured by seventeen novels of consistent power and vision. He is also the author of four marvelous non-fiction ruminations on religious faith, hockey, hunting and fishing and their roles in his and the nation's identities. His loyal readers may feel they know him well. But they also know that this is a writer who never fails to surprise. This new collection of essays--his first in a quarter-century--is rich with revelations and insights, deepening our appreciation for this major talent and offering a provoking thought on every page. Murder is one of David's great subjects. In his novels, in the Russian classics he loves and in his life, murder has been a shaping force. The title of this volume refers to a suite of essays on the subject: a hitchhiker with whom David strikes up an unnerving philosophical debate; the killers of the Miramichi and their victims; Caligula; the villains of Russian literature; and, forever in David's mind as he examines this grim topic, the self-deception involved in the allure of evil. But in this wide-ranging collection there is much to delight in too: married love; family; travel; the beauty of the natural world; even Wayne Gretzky is invited to the party. David's principled outlook and spirituality inform his thinking thoroughout. And he draws many of his favourite writers into the discussion--from Tolstoy to Dostoevsky, Mary Shelley to Alden Nowlan--revelling in their work, as we do in David's, as sources of ideas, inspiration and sheer literary pleasure. As a considerable bonus, the book also contains at its midpoint a literary debut: a slim but substantial collection of David's poetry.
By Helaine Becker. 2019
This comprehensive compendium of fun activities and games will help kids stay active and enjoy all that the outdoors have… to offer. It is full of handy how-tos for fun things to make and do for every kind of kid. Whether at the local park or on a camping trip, around the town or in the country, or even inside on a rainy day, kids won't need a lot of special materials or too much planning to be able to enjoy these engaging activities. Grades 3-6. 2019.
By Dan Werb. 2019
Despite its reputation as a carnival of vice, Tijuana was, until recently, no more or less violent than neighboring San… Diego, its sister city across the border wall. But then something changed. Over the past ten years, Mexico's third-largest city became one of the world's most dangerous. Tijuana's murder rate skyrocketed and produced a staggering number of female victims. Hundreds of women are now found dead in the city each year, or bound and mutilated along the highway that lines the Baja coast. When Dan Werb began to study these murders in 2013, rather than viewing them in isolation, he discovered that they could only be understood as one symptom among many. Environmental toxins, drug overdoses, HIV transmission: all were killing women at overwhelming rates. As an epidemiologist, trained to track epidemics by mining data, Werb sensed the presence of a deeper contagion targeting Tijuana's women. Not a virus, but some awful wrong buried in the city's social order, cutting down its most vulnerable inhabitants from multiple directions. Werb's search for the ultimate causes of Tijuana's femicide casts new light on immigration, human trafficking, addiction, and the true cost of American empire-building. It leads Werb all the way from factory slums to drug dens to the corridors of police corruption, as he follows a thread that ultimately leads to a surprising turn back over the border, looking northward. 2019
By Galadriel Watson. 2019
These people did what?! Join author Galadriel Watson as she takes us on a journey of discovery—a tour of the… human body’s amazing abilities, featuring masters of muscle, speed demons, brain bosses, and more! Extreme Abilities is a fun and fascinating survey of what humans are capable of, with examples from around the world and throughout history. Short sketches of famous individuals, such as Louis Cyr and Usain Bolt, mixed with stories about the amazing physical feats of others not-so-famous, draw readers in and bring these astounding abilities to life in vivid color. Each chapter also features a section on how young readers can work at improving their own skills (and a section on how not to get hurt in the process), plus bite-sized related fast facts and sidebars. Easy-to-follow explanations of anatomy, physics, and other sciences are enhanced by Cornelia Li’s energetic and engaging artwork, and photos throughout further help to illustrate the awesome displays of the human body at work.
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 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 Susan Hughes. 2011
When North American kids think of a school, they probably see rows of desks, stacks of textbooks, and linoleum-tiled hallways,… not boats, tents, or train platforms. There are green schools, mobile schools, and even tree house schools – people around the world have thought up all kinds of creative ways to get kids educated. Travel to India, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Russia, China, Uganda, and a dozen other countries to visit some of these schools and meet the students who attend them. Grades 3-6. 2011.
By Jennifer Couëlle. 2013
Cent écoliers d'origines ethniques et culturelles diverses ont répondu à cette question: si tu pouvais changer le monde, que ferais-tu?… L'auteure a écrit toutes les réponses dans un cahier, sans échapper un seul mot, en prenant bien soin de noter le nom et l'âge de chacun des enfants. Années 2-4. 2013.