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M Is Dead

M Is Dead

a collaborative novel
edited by Brian Kaufman
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"M" is Dead is a collaborative novella written by five writers (Brian Kaufman, Annette Lapointe, Mary Ann Saunders, Michael V. Smith, and Madeline Sonik) about a FTM (female to male) transsexual performance artist known only as "M". Through five voices we learn the story of M, beginning with posthumous reminiscences from five friends who knew M in …

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Big City Bees

Big City Bees

by Maggie De Vries, illustrated by Renné Benoit
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age: 6 to 10
Grade: 1 to 5
tagged : insects, spiders, etc., environment

p class=“book_description”>Vivid writing and luminous art combine to tell a modern story that introduces young readers to the wonders of beesp class=“book_description”>For city kids like Sophie and Matthew, growing pumpkins is a big thrill.p class=“book_description”>But they're worried. They know they need bees to make their pumpkins gr …

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Just One More Drive

Just One More Drive

the true story of a stuttering homosexual and his race car
by Robert James O?Brien
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This honest, uplifting and painfully funny memoir is about love, soapboxes and why you should never lie on national TV. It's the story of how the Beast, a BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution, almost killed Robert but ended up saving his life.
From his father, Robert developed a passion for all things automotive as he grew up in Dublin, a painfully shy, lo …

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Borderline

Borderline

by Marie-Sissi LaBreche, translated by Melissa Bull
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Searing and lyrical, Marie-Sissi Labrèche's auto-fictional novel, Borderline, describes a young girl's experience growing up in Montreal's working-class neighbourhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Raised by her "two mothers" - a stern grandmother and a mother struggling with schizophrenia, the story's protagonist, Sissi, is artistic, feral, fragile, i …

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Paul the Penguin

Paul the Penguin

by Robert Budd
edition:Hardcover
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age: 1 to 13
Grade: p to 8
tagged : birds, polar regions

Paul The Penguin is the story of a young penguin who wants nothing more than to learn to fly. As he interacts with his environment, his peers and other animals, he eventually discovers the joy of flight and learns to swim. This tale takes readers on a journey to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia to admire and learn about the life cycle of t …

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Skin House

Skin House

by Michael Blouin
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Oh my goodness. Did you ever get to thinking that "down on your luck" isn't just an expression? And that what we need here is a bigger statement? Something that adequately describes the scope of the situation? Like when your ex-wife spends all of her time angrier than a five-dollar pistol at everything on the planet, but mostly at you (well, really …

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Against Death

Against Death

35 Essays on Living
edited by Elee Kraljii Gardiner
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Montaigne Medal Finalist, Eric Hoffer Awards Against Death&nbspis an anthology of creative non-fiction exploring the psychological shifts that occur when we prematurely or unexpectedly confront death.

Against Death is a natural outgrowth of the editor's experience of surviving a vertebral artery dissection and stroke and the subsequent writing&nbspo …

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Bad Judgment – Revised & Updated

Bad Judgment – Revised & Updated

The Myths of First Nations Equality and Judicial Independence in Canada
by John Reilly
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tagged : indigenous studies, lawyers & judges, judicial power

This revised and updated edition looks at the future of the Canadian legal and political systems as they relate to this country’s indigenous communities.

During John Reilly’s more than 30-year career with the Provincial Court of Alberta he became interested in how the Canadian judicial system dealt with Indigenous societies. He saw the failure o …

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British Columbia

British Columbia

A New Historical Atlas
by Derek Hayes
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age: 13
Grade: 8
tagged : historical geography, geography

Early depictions of the West Coast were no more than cartographers’ fanciful guesses. Not until the discovery of “soft gold”—sea otter pelts—and the quest to find a Northwest Passage did explorations, such as the epic voyage of George Vancouver, lead to a better understanding of the region’s geography. Even so, until the gold rush of 18 …

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Ranch Tales

Ranch Tales

Stories from the Frontier
by Ken Mather, illustrated by Rob Dinwoodie
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tagged : post-confederation (1867-)

An entertaining, fast-paced look at early ranching in British Columbia.

Frontier historian Ken Mather is known for his fascinating, in-depth profiles of the men and women who established a distinctive ranching culture in Western Canada over a hundred years ago. Now, in this concise collection of stories—based on Mather’s column in the Vernon Mor …

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Indigenous Peoples and Dementia

Indigenous Peoples and Dementia

New Understandings of Memory Loss and Memory Care
edited by Wendy Hulko; Danielle Wilson & Jean Balestrery
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tagged : indigenous studies, alzheimer's & dementia

Dementia is on the rise around the world, and health organizations in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand are responding to the urgent need – voiced by communities and practitioners – for guidance on how best to address memory loss in Indigenous communities. This innovative volume responds to the call by bringing together, for the first …

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At the Bridge

At the Bridge

James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging
by Wendy Wickwire
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tagged : cultural, post-confederation (1867-), indigenous studies

At the Bridge chronicles the little-known story of James Teit, a prolific ethnographer who, from 1884 to 1922, worked with and advocated for the Indigenous peoples of British Columbia and the northwestern United States. From his base at Spences Bridge, BC, Teit forged a participant-based anthropology that was far ahead of its time. Whereas his cont …

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Boom & Bust

Boom & Bust

The Resilient Women of Historic Telegraph Cove
by Jennifer L. Butler
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Received Honourable Mention for the 2019 Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Historical Writing

A century of life in Telegraph Cove as told by the resourceful and resilient women who turned this isolated coastal village into a tight-knit community.

Telegraph Cove, one of Vancouver Island’s most visited tourist destinations, has humble origins as a one- …

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From Bear Rock Mountain

From Bear Rock Mountain

The Life and Times of a Dene Residential School Survivor
by Antoine Bear Rock Mountain
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tagged : indigenous studies, personal memoirs, native americans

In this poetic, poignant memoir, Dene artist and social activist Antoine Mountain paints an unforgettable picture of his journey from residential school to art school—and his path to healing.

In 1949, Antoine Mountain was born on the land near Radelie Koe, Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories. At the tender age of seven, he was stolen away from h …

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Widow 1881

by Sara Dahmen
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tagged : historical, westerns

Proper Boston widow Jane Weber moves to the Dakota Territories under layers of lies to save her reputation. Stirring up controversy, Jane rooms with the last Blackfoot Sioux in town while navigating a mercurial friendship with the fiercely independent town grocer. In Flats Junction, though, everyone has an untold story. Battling her shortcomings, f …

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On the Curve

On the Curve

The Life and Art of Sybil Andrews
by Janet Nicol, by (artist) Sybil Andrews
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tagged : artists, architects, photographers, canadian, artists' books

Sybil Andrews was one of Canada's most prominent artists working throughout the late twentieth century. From a cottage by the sea in Campbell River, Andrews created striking linocut prints steeped in feeling and full of movement. Inspired by the working-class community that she lived in, her art is known for its honest depiction of ordinary people …

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River of Dreams

River of Dreams

A Journey through Milk River Country
by Liz Bryan
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tagged : western provinces, literary

A picturesque, reflective journey along the route of the ancient Milk River, from southern Alberta into northern Montana.

The Milk River is a small and dreamy river, flowing lazily through some of the loneliest lands of North America, the dry plains of Alberta and Montana. Dwarfed by such giants as the Saskatchewan and Mississippi Rivers, it is inde …

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The Hot Springs Cove Story

The Hot Springs Cove Story

The Beginnings of Maquinna Marine Provincial Park
by Michael Kaehn
edition:Paperback
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tagged : post-confederation (1867-), cultural heritage

Up until the 1930s, Refuge Cove was one of the most remote places on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Tucked into Clayoquot Sound, it sheltered boats from Pacific storms and its hot springs provided welcome relief for anyone waiting for bad weather to pass. In spite of its natural wonders, the cove was undeveloped and transiently populated. But …

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Ranching under the Arch

Ranching under the Arch

Stories from the Southern Alberta Rangelands
by D. Larraine Andrews
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tagged : post-confederation (1867-), social history

A visually rich, historically epic tale of cattle ranching in southern Alberta, focusing on multi-generational family-owned ranches that are still in existence today.

In the 1880s, a group of fledgling cattle ranchers descended on the plains of southern Alberta. They were drawn by the promise of the West, where the grass seemed endless and they coul …

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Meteorites

Meteorites

Stories
by Julie Paul
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tagged : short stories (single author), literary

A collection of captivating stories that explore family dynamics and frailty, loss and atonement, faith and redemption.

A young man takes his father to Hawaii, even though he’s been dead for months. An organ player won’t let her newly amputated arm stand in the way of Sunday duties. A grad student decides to take the fate of a homeless man into …

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Resolve

Resolve

The Story of the Chelsea Family and a First Nation Community's Will to Heal
by Carolyn Parks Mintz
edition:Paperback
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tagged : native americans, post-confederation (1867-), native american

Andy and Phyllis Chelsea met during their years spent at the St. Joseph's Mission School in Williams Lake, BC. Like the thousands of others forced into the church-run residential school system, Andy and Phyllis are no strangers to the ongoing difficulties experienced by most Indigenous peoples in Canada. The couple married in 1964 but brought the t …

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Vancouverism

Vancouverism

by Larry Beasley
edition:Paperback
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tagged : urban & land use planning, urban, city planning & urban development

Until the 1980s, Vancouver was a typical mid-sized North American city. But after the city hosted Expo 86, something extraordinary happened. This otherwise unremarkable urban centre was transformed into an inspiring world-class city celebrated for its livability, sustainability, and competitiveness. This book tells the story of the urban planning p …

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Searching for Pitt Lake Gold

Searching for Pitt Lake Gold

Facts and Fantasy in the Legend of Slumach
by Fred Braches
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tagged : post-confederation (1867-), social history

A smart, concise analysis of the legend of Slumach’s Gold, which strives to uncover the truth behind this mythical gold deposit said to be hidden north of Pitt Lake.

British Columbia is gold country, and with gold comes legends that have been passed down through the generations. Ever since the Fraser Canyon gold rush, prospectors and adventurers h …

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I Am a Feminist

I Am a Feminist

Claiming the F-Word in Turbulent Times
by Monique Polak
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : girls & women, prejudice & racism, civil & human rights

What is feminism? Why does it still matter? What exactly does intersectionality mean? In order to answer these (and many other) questions, I Am a Feminist first examines the history of feminism and then addresses the issues girls and women continue to face today. The book also looks at the ways in which people, especially young people, are working …

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Riding the Continent

Riding the Continent

by Hamilton Mack Laing, edited by Trevor Marc Hughes, introduction by Richard Mackie
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Hamilton Mack Laing was an illustrious early British Columbia writer and naturalist. But few know him as how he described himself in his mid-thirties: a motorcycle-naturalist. For several years beginning in 1914, Laing used the motorcycle to access the natural world, believing it gave him a distinct advantage over other forms of transportation. Dur …

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Damage Done by the Storm

Damage Done by the Storm

by Jack Hodgins
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Jack Hodgins' acclaimed short story collection now appears in a new edition, along with a new Hodgins story never before published. The collection as a whole immerses us in the lives of characters at once larger than life and intimately familiar. In the title story, a retired Senator fights his way through a major Ottawa snowstorm to keep a family …

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Along the E&N

Along the E&N

A Journey Back to the Historic Hotels of Vancouver Island
by Glen A. Mofford
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An exploration of the fascinating history of more than thirty historic hotels—with some still in operation—nestled along Vancouver Island’s E&N Railway, spanning from Esquimalt to Campbell River.

In 1886, Vancouver Island’s E&N rail service was established to carry coal to smelters and ships, and the towns in the railway’s path prospered a …

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Inside an Honor Killing

Inside an Honor Killing

A Father and a Daughter Tell Their Story
by Lene Wold
edition:Hardcover
also available: Audiobook
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tagged : women's studies, human rights, islamic studies

A shockingly intimate look at the world of honor killings, as seen through the eyes of both the perpetrators and the victims.

What drives a person to murder their sister, mother, or daughter? What is life like in a society in which women are imprisoned for their own “protection,” while their potential killers walk free?

In this powerful and affec …

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Moccasin Square Gardens

Moccasin Square Gardens

Short Stories
by Richard Van Camp
edition:Paperback
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tagged : short stories (single author), native american & aboriginal, literary

The characters of Moccasin Square Gardens inhabit Denendeh, the land of the people north of the sixtieth parallel. These stories are filled with in-laws, outlaws and common-laws. Get ready for illegal wrestling moves (“The Camel Clutch”), pinky promises, a doctored casino, extraterrestrials or “Sky People,” love, lust and prayers for peace. …

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Dead Flowers

Dead Flowers

by Alex Laidlaw
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tagged : short stories (single author), coming of age, literary

An anonymous writer stays up late into the night penning personal and inappropriate letters to a local public official. A new father and cook at a Montreal café chronicles the tyrannical rise of a new manager. An eccentric young student, in trying to carve out a space for herself, deals an existential blow to her roommate. Dead Flowers is a collec …

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Raincoast Chronicles 24

Raincoast Chronicles 24

Cougar Companions: Bute Inlet Country and the Legendary Schnarrs
by Judith Williams
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Of the settlers, prospectors, trappers, mountaineers and loggers who came to British Columbia’s remote Bute Inlet between the 1890s and the 1940s, few remained long. August Schnarr, however, trapped far up the Homathko and Southgate Rivers and logged the inlet shores from 1910 until the 1960s. An adventurous photographer, August strapped his Koda …

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The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain

The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain

The True Adventures of Coola and Grinder
by Shelley Hrdlitschka & Rae Schidlo
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: p to 3
Reading age: 4 to 8
tagged : bears, animal welfare, zoology

Starred Selection, Best Books for Kids and Teens

A beautifully illustrated and educational children's book that tells the true life story of Grouse Mountain's famous resident grizzly bears.

Coola and Grinder are two adult grizzly bears living at the “peak of Vancouver” on Grouse Mountain. For the past eighteen years they have been among the mount …

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Complicated Simplicity

Complicated Simplicity

Island Life in the Pacific Northwest
by Joy Davis
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tagged : coastal regions & shorelines, sustainable living

A frank, practical, and entertaining exploration of the pleasures and complexities of living on small islands.

Many people dream of living simple lives on small islands, but few are aware of some of the unique challenges that accompany this distinctive lifestyle. From negotiating surrounding waters to creating a sustainable home and making a viable …

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Whatever Gets You Through

Whatever Gets You Through

Twelve Survivors on Life after Sexual Assault
by Jen Sookfong Lee, edited by Stacey May Fowles
edition:Paperback
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Personal stories of surviving after the trauma of sexual assault.

In the era of #MeToo, we’ve become better at talking about sexual assault. But sexual assault isn’t limited to a single, terrible moment of violence: it stays with survivors, following them wherever they go.

Through the voices of twelve diverse writers, Whatever Gets You Through o …

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Damaged at Daybreak

by Trevor Clark
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Although Evan Marshall has done time, he is more of a freelance hack and fly-by-night adventurer than a criminal. His life takes yet another detour when he becomes involved with an over-the-top personality named Lawson--not only a playwright, actor, novelist, would-be priest and teacher, but a self-destructive alcoholic, drug addict and part-time m …

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Vita

by Susan E Lloy
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Angst, seduction, escape and extinction control these many tales--a whisper in the ear convinces a lady to take the plunge, another to take up surfing, and a young man to jump in front of a moving train--and there is joy in settling a score with despised neighbours and a conspiracy under the California sun. Some sketches are laced with passion and …

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Strange September of Levi Pepperfield, The

Strange September of Levi Pepperfield, The

by Matthew Manera
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tagged : visionary & metaphysical

This is the story of Levi Pepperfield, who tries to navigate his future as a retired English professor while indulging in the sorrow of lost possibilities that define his past. It's about the intersection of parallel worlds, of age and youth, of teacher and student, of man and woman, of real and fictional characters. Levi needs to discover his guid …

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The Great Happiness

The Great Happiness

Stories and Comics
by M.A.C. Farrant
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A delightful collection of seventy miniature fictions and comics riffing on the theme of happiness, The Great Happiness offers a series of lively antidotes to the current climate of doom. Some of the book’s miniatures are narratives with a twist, others are imaginative flights, such as the recently dead experimental novelist “sitting in” on …

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The Invisible Garden

The Invisible Garden

by Marianne Ferrer & Valérie Picard
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : bedtime & dreams, imagination & play

A young girl and her family travel from the city to the country to celebrate her grandmother's birthday. Someone suggests that Arianne, as the only child at the party, might enjoy exploring the garden more than listening to the adults chat. Arianne is unsure what to do in the quiet garden, and she soon lies down out of boredom. But then she spots …

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Trout School

Trout School

Lessons from a Fly-Fishing Master
by Mark Hume, with Mo Bradley
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From the wisdom of fishing legend Mo Bradley, an essential guide to fly fishing for trout in the Thompson-Okanagan.

Among fly fishers, the Kamloops region in British Columbia’s Thompson-Okanagan is known as one of the best places in the world for catching trout. It owes its reputation in part to Mo Bradley, a man of humble origins now known as a p …

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The Living

The Living

by Colleen Wagner
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tagged : canadian, african, women's studies

The Living is a powerful and unsettling documentary play by Colleen Wagner, author of the Governor General's Literary Award–winning play The Monument. It is inspired by the actual stories of women and girls who survived trauma in post-conflict zones like Rwanda and Uganda. The Living examines the lives of victims and perpetrators, post-genocide, …

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Through the Elephant's Door

Through the Elephant's Door

by Hélène De Blois, illustrated by France Cormier
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Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : humorous stories, prejudice & racism, elephants

It's a rainy day so the boy and his elephant, Émile, decide the perfect way to pass their time is with a trip to the museum. Their problems start before they even walk through the doors. First, what door does an elephant fit through? And second, why does the grumpy guard assume they are going to cause problems? It seems like as soon as they start …

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