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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 Moira Farr. 1999
After Farr's boyfriend committed suicide she decided to write the story of his suicide and its consequences. Her own recovery… involved examining our society's fascination with suicide, and talking to suicide survivors and the loved ones of people who committed suicide.
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 Amanda Perrot. 2019
What happens when you make all the "responsible" choices, and you still feel like a miserable failure? For Grounded Goodness… founder, Amanda Perrot, the answer is to get outta town. She crammed her business into a Subaru nicknamed Vladamir to spend 47 days discovering her home province, and what life could look like after her marriage failed. It started as a way to see new parts of Saskatchewan and sell some stuff along the way, but seven weeks later she'd learned more about herself and the power of community than she ever expected. Amanda offers a glimpse of hope for women who know they would be happier if they left their marriage but don’t have an obvious or clear reason to point to when they explain why they want a divorce. This is a first-hand story of transformation that reassures us of the goodness and positivity that can come out of making the terrifying leap back into single life, and inspired to have our own difficult conversations. This is a story for every woman who is tired of questioning herself and wants the unvarnished truth of what happens when we learn to: honour ourselves; be confident about what we want and need; commit to our own happiness; stop beating ourselves up; and, let our intuition take the lead.
By Alexa Conradi. 2019
In response to rapid and unsettling social, economic, and climate changes, fearmongering now features as a main component of public… life. Right-wing nationalist populism has become a hallmark of politics around the world. No less so in Quebec. Alexa Conradi has made it her life's work to understand and to generate thoughtful debate about this worrisome trend. As the first president of Québec solidaire and the president of Canada's largest feminist organisation, the Fédération des femmes du Québec, Conradi refused to shy away from difficult issues: the Charter of Quebec Values, religion and Islam, sovereignty, rape culture and violence against women, extractive industries and the treatment of Indigenous women, austerity policy and the growing gap between rich and poor. This determination to address uncomfortable subjects has made Conradi - an anglo-Montrealer - a sometimes controversial leader. Conradi invites us to take off our rose-coloured glasses and to examine Quebec's treatment of women with more honesty. Through her personal reflections on Quebec politics and culture, she dispels the myth that gender equality has been achieved and paves the way for a more critical understanding of what remains to be done. 2019.
By Claude Villeneuve. 2013
" Est-il trop tard pour contrer les changements climatiques ? C'est la question à laquelle le spécialiste des changements climatiques,… Claude Villeneuve, répond, avec clarté et sagesse, dans son nouveau livre préfacé par Frédéric Back. "
By Philippe Lançon. 2018
Alors que l'auteur s'apprête à rejoindre sa compagne aux Etats-Unis, où il doit donner des cours de littérature, il participe… à la conférence de rédaction de Charlie Hebdo le 7 janvier 2015. Survient l'attentat dont il réchappera, défiguré. Il raconte sa sidération, sa douleur, les greffes, tout en essayant de se refabriquer un lien à l'existence. Prix du Roman-News 2018
By Matthew Whyman. 2000
Drawing on real teenagers' experiences and statistics, this guide discusses smoking. It includes advice on coping with peer pressure and… resisting temptation. It also provides practical strategies for giving up smoking and hard-hitting information on its effects.
By Scaachi Koul. 2017
In suburban Calgary, at a young and impressionable age, Scaachi Koul learned what made her miserable. Not just uncomfortable, not… just mild irritants, not just the long commute you have in the morning: things that make you doubt your humanity. And it turns out, everything did. Scaachi shares her observations, fears and experiences as a woman of colour growing up in Canada. These are stories ranging from shaving her knuckles in grade school, to a shopping trip gone horribly awry, to internet garbage, to parsing the trajectory of fears and anxieties that pressed upon her immigrated parents and bled down a generation. Stories of returning to India where her parents grew up, and ultimately about trying to find her place in the world. 2017.
By Virginia Parker. 1996
By Deborah Ellis. 2005
In the summer of 2003, author Ellis travelled to Malawi and Zambia and met with children and teens whose lives… have been touched by AIDS. Ellis describes the poverty, child labour, sexual exploitation, and the signs and symptoms of the disease, but the children discuss their families, favourite pastimes, fears, and dreams. Some descriptions of sex and violence. Grades 5-8. 2006, c2005.
By Rosemary Stones. 1998
By Alice Walker. 2000
This collection opens with a passionate account of Alice Walker's early marriage to a Jewish lawyer and their life in… racist Mississippi, giving voice to idealism, lost love and hope. This is followed by tales of sisters, of family, of love for men and for women. These stories consider issues of racism and slavery, politics and sex.
By The National Center for Missing, Exploited Children. 2002
One in five children who goes online regularly is approached by strangers for sex, so our children must be educated… to deal with these experiences. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, a national clearinghouse and resource center, has compiled a number of informational brochures on teen and child safety into one braille book offered through NBP. Topics covered include Parental Tips to Help Keep Your Children Safer, Online Safety for Teens and Preteens, Safety Tips for Halloween, and Babysitters and Daycare. 2002.
By David J Pelzer. 2000
Dave Pelzer describes his life in foster care. He moves through five different homes and describes his heart-rending encounters with… other foster parents and children, some of whom resent his presence, some of whom help him. Through it all he is pursued by his mother. Eventually he finds a life for himself, having come to terms with the terrible things inflicted on him. Sequel to "A child called "it"" (EB68906), followed by "A man named Dave" (EB69090). Some strong language and descriptions of violence. 2000.
By Ronda Armitage. 1999
"Family violence" looks at the many different forms that violence can take. Using interviews with victims of domestic violence and… their families, the book examines the ways in which their emotional, social and educational lives have been affected. For junior high readers.
By Susan Stewart. 1998
An account of five years in the life of an ordinary woman and her initial struggle to keep her abusive… marriage above suspicion, her unconventional escape and her time spent in a 1990s refuge. Through her personal diary the reader glimpses communal life in a refuge with three other families.
By Ed Cassidy Jane. 1999
By Kaye Stearman. 1998
Homelessness looks at the many and varied reasons why people find themselves without a permanent place to live. Can there… ever be long-term solutions to the problems of homelessness and dispossessed people? Or is it too huge and complex an issue ever to be resolved? These are among the questions posed in a book that tackles the subject of homelessness world-wide.
By Michele Elliott. 1998
This practical book for parents and children explains what behaviour can be considered as bullying, and what can be done… about it. It covers everything from examples of how you might answer a bully back, to teaching you how to make friends and restore self- esteem. For junior high readers.