Children’s / Teenage general interest: Biography and autobiography

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Amazing L'nu'k

The newest installment in the celebrated illustrated series about Amazing Atlantic Canadians, featuring incredible Indigenous people.

Delve into the uplifting stories of the people of Mi'kma'ki in this ...

The Witness Blanket

For more than 150 years, thousands of Indigenous children were taken from their families and sent to residential schools across Canada.

Artist Carey Newman created the Witness Blanket to make sure that ...

I Lost My Talk

Rita Joe's powerful poem is presented anew in this children's picture book with illustrations from Pauline Young. A story of recovering what was lost in residential school, I Lost My Talk will raise conversation ...

Lucy Maud Montgomery, écrivaine

Lucy Maud Montgomery est une icône et une écrivaine dont le livre le plus célèbre est Anne… La maison aux pignons verts. Elle est née en 1874 à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard. À une époque où ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...