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Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World
Henigson, Jeff
ISBN: 9780525647904
Grades: Grades 9 to 12, Teacher Resource

Written thirty years after his brain cancer diagnosis, Jeff Henigson’s hilarious and relevant memoir follows his fifteen-year-old self as he…...

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Smile: How Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry)
Golio, Gary
ISBN: 9780763697617
Grades: 9 to 12, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

This homage to one of the first stars of film is luminous and compelling. Most of our students will not…...

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Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc
Elliot, David
ISBN: 9781328987594
Grades: Grade 8, Grades 9 to 12

Inspired by “The Song of Joan of Arc”, a poem written by Christine de Pizan in 1429, author David Elliot…...

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We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories From Refugee Girls Around the World
Yousafzai, Malala with Liz Welch
ISBN: 9780316523646
Grades: Grades 7-12

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, a highly visible advocate for women’s rights and education, briefly retells her own story …...

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Shout
Anderson, Laurie Halse
ISBN: 9780670012107
Grades: Grades 7-12

Best-selling and multi-award nominated author and activist Laurie Halse Anderson presents an honest and empowering memoir as a companion to…...

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Go Show the World – A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes
Kinew, Wab
ISBN: 9780735262928
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Awards:  Finalist – 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards – Young People’s Literature – Illustration Winnipeg author, Wab Kinew, is a member of…

Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness and How Mary Shelley Created FRANKENSTEIN
Judge, Lita
ISBN: 978-1626725003
Grades: 9 to 12

Through prose and picture, a monster introduces the world to his maker; then leaves her to weave her own tale…...

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Runner: Harry Jerome, World’s Fastest Man
Charles, Norma
ISBN: 9780889955530
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

Harry Jerome is one of Canada’s forgotten heroes. In Stanley Park, in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a statue, a tribute to…...

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Becoming Madeleine
Voiklis, Charlotte Jones and Lena Roy
ISBN: 9780374307646
Grades: Grade 6, Grades 7 to 9

“Becoming Madeleine”, was published to coincide with the movie release, March 9, 2018, of the movie, “A Wrinkle in Time”,…

Journeys: Young Readers’ Letters to Authors Who Changed Their Lives

ISBN: 9780763681012
Grades: Teacher Resource

This inspiring anthology contains fifty-two letters selected from the twenty-fifth annual Letters About Literature contest of the American Library of  Congress…...

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