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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 Monique Polak. 2016
During Passover, Jews are reminded of how, more than three thousand years ago, their ancestors emerged from slavery to become… free men and women. Polak explores her own Jewish roots as she tells the Passover story, which reminds us that the freedom to be who we are and practice our religion, whatever it may be, is a great gift. It also teaches us that if we summon our courage and look out for each other, we can endure and overcome the most challenging circumstances. Grades 4-7. 2016.
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 Anselm Grün, Marie-Lys Wilwerth-Guitard. 2014
" Fins connaisseurs de l'âme humaine, les premiers moines du désert l'avaient déjà découvert : l'homme est très souvent aux… prises avec des pensées fort profanes. Les trois vices principaux que sont le besoin permanent de manger (gloutonnerie), les fantasmes sexuels (luxure) et l'amour de l'argent (cupidité) sont les premiers à se manifester ; viennent ensuite les trois émotions que sont la tristesse, la colère et l'acédie ; et enfin les deux vices spirituels de la vaine gloire et de l'orgueil. Or nous sommes, nous aussi, tous assaillis par ces mêmes obsessions. Comment y faire face sans pour autant livrer un combat impossible ? Cette "pharmacie spirituelle" veut nous accompagner à appréhender nos sentiments négatifs pour leur opposer des paroles de sérénité, d'humour et de confiance. Tout cela dans un seul but : vivre en paix avec nous-mêmes. " -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: Die spirituelle Hausapotheke.
By Ausma Zehanat Khan. 2018
Throughout the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day and break the fast together as a family each night.… Ramadan provides the opportunity to focus on positive thoughts and actions. It is a time to become more grateful for the blessings people often take for granted and be reminded of the importance of helping others. This book examines the origins and traditions of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Grades 3-6. 2018.
By Homer, Patrick Bowman. 2011
Ancient Troy. After his city is destroyed by the Greeks, 15-year-old orphan Alexi is enslaved and forced aboard a ship… bound for faraway Ithaca, under the command of the Greek warrior Odysseus. But none could foresee the perils of the cursed voyage to come: a brutal raid on the Cicones, a visit to the bewitching Lotus Eaters, and a grisly encounter with a Cyclops. Alexi has no idea how much worse his life is about to get. Descriptions of violence. Followed by "The sea god's curse". For junior high readers. c2011. (Odyssey of a Slave ; 1)
By Joël De Rosnay. 2005
By Hugh Westrup, Darren Sechrist. 2000
This workbook offers science topics with the perspective that the world is created by God; that frame of reference is… found throughout the presentation of content, through Bible verses, and through other biblical references. Grades 2-4. 2000.
By Reeve Lindbergh. 2000
A collection of seventy-seven poems, prayers and other writings gathered from many different cultures and faiths. It is arranged in… four sections: For the Day, For the Home, For the Earth, and For the Night. Grades 3-6. 2000.
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