A Terrible Tide

When an earthquake and tidal wave batters Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula and destroys her family’s home, thirteen-year-old Celia must dig deep for courage she didn’t know she had.

Unstoppable

Illustrated By: Karen Patkau

Ten very different disabled women, from neurosurgeon Dr. Karin Muraszko to environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who are making a difference in the world.

Govern Like a Girl

Kate Graham introduces us to the thirteen women who have become first ministers (provincial premiers and, in one case, prime minister) in Canada, and shows how their strength and ingenuity led them each to govern like a girl.

The Unconventional Nancy Ruth

Born into privilege but expected to use her advantages for the good of others, Senator Nancy Ruth has led an uncommon, unconventional life. Like Nancy herself, this book is rich in surprises and contradictions about a remarkable woman who used her privilege to support social change and the battle to better women’s lives.

The Dogs of Winter

A howling snowstorm envelops the city, and the body of a young woman is discovered in its wake. The only clue to her identity: a photograph in her pocket with the scribbled phone number of Detective Inspector Romeo Leduc. Meanwhile, Marie Russell is trying to help a student at her college who is the victim of a terrible assault.

The Abortion Caravan

In 1970 seventeen women travelled five thousand kilometres from Vancouver to Ottawa to raise awareness for women's rights, leading a rally of 500 women demanding access to abortion that shut down parliament.

Nibi is Water

A first conversation about the importance of Nibi, "water" in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe), and our role to thank, respect, love, and protect it. Babies and toddlers can follow Nibi as it rains and snows, splashes or rows, drips and sips. Written from an Anishinaabe water protector’s perspective, the book is in both English and Anishinaabemowin.

I Want to Be...

Some jobs immediately sound fun—Candy Maker?! And some jobs sound exciting—Oceanographer! And some jobs—Wind Farmer—sound so wonderful it’s hard to believe that they exist! This ABC explores some of the amazing and unusual jobs that people do. The illustrations of girls full of joy and wonder show us how we can be anything we want to be.

I Am Violet

A little girl looks around her and sees that people come in a rainbow of colors. Her mom is red, her dad is blue, and she is a wonderful mix of her mom and dad. The little girl announces: I am proud to be both. I am proud to be me! I am Violet!

The Train

Illustrated By: Georgia Lesley

Ashley meets her great-uncle by the old train tracks near their community in Nova Scotia. When she sees his sadness, he tells her of the day when he and the other children were taken to residential school, their lives changed forever. Uncle also explains how Ashley gives him hope. She promises to wait with him in remembrance of what was lost.

Since Joel

When the unimaginable loss of a child becomes reality: a mother's moving portrait of loving, raising, and losing a son with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

My Name is Konisola

On a winter night nine-year-old Konisola and her mother step off a plane in Canada. They are running for their lives. Soon after they land Konisola’s mother becomes sick, and Konisola is forced to fend for herself. Will she be allowed to stay in Canada as a refugee? Or will she and her mother be sent back across the ocean? Inspired by a true story.

The Brave Princess and Me

Illustrated By: Juliana Kolesova

In 1943 Greece, young Tilde Cohen and her mother are Jewish and on the run from the Nazis. When they arrive unannounced on Princess Alice’s doorstep, begging her to shelter them, the Princess’s kindness is put to the test. Based on the true story.

Our Future

Profiles of ten young activists taking on the key issues of our times. From racism to cyber bullying, from gun violence to animal protection, they don’t let their youth stop them from being heard.