Children’s / Teenage: Social issues

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Join the No-Plastic Challenge!

Learn about the problem of single-use plastic—and what to do about it. On his birthday, Nick challenges his friends to spend the day without using any single-use plastic. This means they bring their ...

Trash Revolution

Where did all our “stuff” come from? And where does it go when we’re done with it? Kids find out by tracking the life cycles of typical items in a school backpack—water, food, clothing, paper, ...

The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow

The extraordinary story of one of the most adaptable creatures on Earth. This fascinating book includes the life history of the House Sparrow and descriptions of how the Ancient Egyptians fed it to the ...

Bat Citizens

An introduction to the exciting world of bats! Ten young “bat citizens” who are invested in conservation efforts to save this important species are highlighted. Complete with index, glossary, and ...

The Marrow Thieves

Winner of the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)
Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize
Winner of the 2018 Sunburst Award
Winner of the 2018 Amy Mathers Teen Book Award
Winner ...

Fired Up about Capitalism

There is no alternative to free-market capitalism. At least, that’s what we’ve been told since the 1980s, when Margaret Thatcher first declared the debate over. Politicians daily declare it, journalists ...

Stepping Stones / حَصى الطُرُقات

Stepping Stones tells the story of Rama and her family, forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home. With only what they can carry ...

The Summer We Saved the Bees

For Wolf, saving the planet means first saving his family from self-inflicted disaster.

Wolf’s mother is obsessed with saving the world’s honeybees, so it’s not too surprising when she announces ...

Escape to Gold Mountain

Winner, Chinese American Library Association Best Book Award winner (Fiction)

The history of Chinese immigration to Canada and the US over the past 100-plus years has been fraught with sadness and indignity; ...