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Yara's Spring

Coming of age against all odds in the midst of the Arab Spring.

Growing up in Aleppo, Yara’s childhood has long been shadowed by the coming revolution. But when the Arab Spring finally arrives at Yara’s ...

My Day with Gong Gong

By Sennah Yee
Illustrated by Elaine Chen
Categories: Children's Fiction

A day in Chinatown takes an unexpected turn when a bored little girl makes a connection with her grandpa.

May isn't having fun on her trip through Chinatown with her grandfather. Gong Gong doesn't speak ...

Swift Fox All Along

By Rebecca Thomas
Illustrated by Maya McKibbin
Categories: Children's Fiction

What does it mean to be Mi’kmaq? And if Swift Fox can’t find the answer, will she ever feel like part of her family?

When Swift Fox’s father picks her up to go visit her aunties, uncles, and cousins, ...

Crossing the Farak River

Fourteen-year-old Hasina is forced to flee everything she knows in this gripping account of the crisis in Myanmar.

For Hasina and her younger brother Araf, the constant threat of Sit Tat, the Myanmar ...

A Promise Is a Promise

When Allashua disobeys her parents and goes fishing on the sea ice, she has to use her wits to escape the Qallupilluit--the troll-like creatures her parents have always warned her about that live beneath ...

The Ghost Collector

Ghosts aren’t meant to stick around forever…

Shelly and her grandmother catch ghosts. In their hair.

Just like all the women in their family, they can see souls who haven’t transitioned yet; it’s ...

Baseball Bats for Christmas

An authentic tale about children living in the Arctic by one of the most acclaimed Inuit storytellers.

Life in the high Arctic is beautifully captured in this classic picture book by award-winning Inuit ...

From Far Away

 

When Saoussan immigrated with her family from war-torn Lebanon, she was only seven years old. This picture book tells the story of how she had to adjust to her new home in Canada. She describes the ...

Joseph's Big Ride

By Terry Farish
Illustrated by Ken Daley
Categories: Children's Fiction

A refugee boy’s determination to ride a bicycle leads to an unexpected friendship. Joseph wants only one thing: to ride a bike. In the refugee camp where he lives, Joseph helps one of the older boys ...

The Nutmeg Princess

A powerful modern fable about friendship, faith, and the nature of beauty.

Best friends Aglo and Petal live on a small island in the Caribbean called the Isle of Spice (based on Grenada). When Petite ...