Children’s / Teenage general interest: Biography and autobiography

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Call Me Bill

A gorgeously illustrated historical graphic novel based on a real person who, defying gender expectations, left home in search of adventure and a more authentic life.

It was April 1, 1873. In the middle ...

I'm Finding My Talk

Former Halifax Poet Laureate and second-generation residential school survivor Rebecca Thomas writes honestly and powerfully in this companion piece to Rita Joe's I Lost My Talk. Includes vibrant illustrations ...

How I Survived

After his snowmobile breaks down halfway across the sea ice on a trip back from a fishing camp, Serapio Ittusardjuat recounts the traditional skills and knowledge he leaned on to stay alive.

This harrowing ...

The Dog Patrol

A full-colour dog book unlike any other delving into the history and evolution of dogs as companions, empowering young readers to promote the health and happiness of dogs in their own lives.
“Clear, ...

A Pocket of Time

Before becoming a Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, Elizabeth Bishop lived with her Gammie and Pa on a rural farm, learning to walk, to read and write, to sing hymns, and to catch bumblebees in foxglove ...

Un gamin acadien

Né sur une ferme dans le village de Memramcook, au Nouveau-Brunswick, le jeune Roméo LeBlanc ne se doutait pas que, grâce à l’amour de sa famille et à l’aide inattendue de ses sœurs, il aurait ...

A Boy From Acadie

Born on a farm in the village of Cormier Cove in New-Brunswick, the young Roméo LeBlanc did not expect that one day, thanks to his loving family and some unexpected help from his sisters, he would have ...

Joseph-Armand Bombardier

Joseph-Armand Bombardier est né le 16 avril 1907, en Estrie. Dès 13 ans, il démontre un réel talent d’inventeur. À 17 ans, le jeune homme quitte son village natal de Valcourt pour Montréal, où ...

What's the Big Idea?

Beginning with inventions from long, long ago (the needle, the wheel, the water pump) moving to those from long ago (the printing press, steel, the telegraph) and ending with innovations from not so long ...

The Bite of the Mango

The astounding story of one girl’s journey from war victim to UNICEF Special Representative. As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family ...