Messenger 93

A supernatural mystery novel for young adults touching on important issues, from female empowerment to missing and murdered indigenous women and our relationship to the natural world.

The Eagle Mother

Learn about the life cycle of these stunning birds of prey, the traditions of the Gitxsan, and how bald eagles can enrich their entire ecosystem. Evocative illustration brings the Xsan's flora and fauna to life for middle years readers in book three of the Mothers of Xsan series.

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.

Our 100 Years

An engaging study of a still active women's organization. Not just a history but a lively exploration of a unique organization founded by early women pioneers of higher education who offered friendship, community, and lifelong learning. It played a largely overlooked role in the women's movement and helped to build the Canadian nation.

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!

Taming Plastic

A primer on plastics for middle schoolers, with information on how plastics are made, what an enormous problem they are for the environment and what can be done to clean them up.

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.

I Will See You Again

By (artist): Lisa Boivin

When the author learns of the death of her brother overseas, she embarks on a journey to bring him home. Through memories and dreams of all they shared together and through her Dene traditions, she finds comfort and strength.

The lyrical art and story leave readers with a universal message of hope and love.

Northwest Resistance

Echo travels to 1885, a period of turmoil. The bison are gone, settlers from the East arrive daily, and the Métis and First Nations of the Northwest face hunger and uncertainty as their way of life is threatened. The Canadian government has ignored their petitions, but hope rises when Louis Riel returns to help.

Found

Nick, a teenage Native American survival expert, needs to avoid being found by the outlaws in relentless pursuit of him. Can he stay safe until the odds are in his favor?