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Gift Horse: A Lakota Story
Nelson, S.D.
ISBN: 9781419720642
Grades: K-6

This, my son, is a horse for a boy who is becoming a man. Follow Flying Cloud,  a young brave,…...

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Oscar lives next door
Oscar Lives Next Door: A Story Inspired by Oscar Peterson’s Childhood
Farmer, Bonnie
ISBN: 9781771471046
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

The trumpet is Oscar’s favourite instrument.  “There’s a genie inside,” whispers Oscar. “Listen.” Inspired by well-known jazz musician, Oscar Peterson’s…...

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Today is the Day
Walters, Eric
ISBN: 9781770496484
Grades: K-6

…today is no ordinary day at the orphanage. Mutanu is a young girl, who along with other orphans, goes about…...

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Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki, The
Ray, Deborah Kogan
ISBN: 978-1-58089-620-7
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

“One day my theory was complete. I must go to America and put it forward.” Thor Hyerdahl, Norwegian Anthropologist, 1946…...

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Three More Words
Rhodes-Courter, Ashley
ISBN: 9781481415576
Grades: Grades 7-12

Ashley Rhodes-Courter expands her inspiring memoir “Three Little Words” about her nine harrowing years in foster care with a sequel…...

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The Loxleys and Confederation
Zuehlke, Mark
ISBN: 978-0992150891
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 9

How many of us remember ‘covering’ Confederation through the medium of a textbook, memorizing facts and figures as we struggled…

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Dream’s and Features: In Words and Pictures
Amnesty International
ISBN: 978-1847804532
Grades: 9 to 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 9

Amnesty International has put together a wonderful picture book matching quotes from famous human rights activists with illustrations from contemporary…

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Elvis The Story of the Rock and Roll King
Christensen, Bonnie
ISBN: 9780805094473
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7

Elvis The Story of the Rock and Roll King is an aesthetically pleasing biography. Captivating illustrations enhance this story of how Elvis…...

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Malala: A brave girl from Pakistan; Iqbal: A brave boy from Pakistan
Winter, Jeanette
ISBN: 9781481422949
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless when facing them. This book combines two…...

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Boys Who Challenged Hitler, The: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
Hoose, Phillip
ISBN: 9780374300227
Grades: Grades 7-12

“…to be an active member of the Churchill Club one had to commit a serious act of sabotage such as…...

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