Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Prejudice and intolerance

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My Name Is Seepeetza

An honest look at life in an Indian residential school in the 1950s, and how one indomitable young spirit survived it — 30th anniversary edition.

Seepeetza loves living on Joyaska Ranch with her family. ...

No Vacancy

Buying and moving into the run-down Jewel Motor Inn in upstate New York wasn’t eleven-year-old Miriam Brockman’s dream, but at least it’s an adventure. But when it becomes clear that only a miracle ...

If I Go Missing

Combining graphic fiction and non-fiction, this young adult graphic novel serves as a window into the unique dangers of being a girl from a racialized minority background. The text of the book is derived ...

This Place

Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through ...

7 Generations

7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga originally published as a four-part graphic novel series; Stone, Scars, Ends/Begins, and The Pact. This graphic novel follows one Plains Cree family from the early 19th ...

Nightwalker

After his guardian dies, Maurey is reduced from student to unpaid servant at his grammar school and bullied because of his black hair and eyes, which make him look as if he is related to the sorcerers ...

Genocide

"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have ...

The Underground Reporters

In a quiet village in Czechoslovakia, laws restricted the freedom of Jewish people during WWII. A small plot of land by the river was allocated to the village’s Jewish youth, and it was here that some ...

No One Must Know

Chosen for inclusion in the reading list for the 2006 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award
It is 1957 and Alexandra’s immigrant family is living the North American dream. Her father is a respected ...

Hope's War

Kataryna Baliuk, a gifted fine arts student, is hoping to have a fresh start at Cawthra School for the Arts after a less-than-successful year at the neighbouring Catholic high school. But her hopes for ...