Autokrator

In an autocratic society where women — Unmales — have been relegated to the shadows, two of them break sacred laws, risking their lives, to achieve their goals. Cera vows to reunite with her son, taken at birth; Tiresius, seeking power, poses as male to rise through the ranks.

Two Pieces of Chocolate

Illustrated By: Gabrielle Grimard

In 1945, Francine and her maman are sent to the Bergen-Belsen Nazi prison camp. Life is gray and hopeless, but Maman has two secret pieces of chocolate that give them both hope. When Francine meets Hélène, a fellow prisoner who must hide her pregnancy, Francine realizes she may be able to help.

Motherlike

In this candid, entertaining, and poignant account of new motherhood, Leyton weaves her own observations with historical research and cultural commentary on everything from the history of the birth control pill to the risks of labour and the realities of being post-partum. A personal story that reflects a larger picture of ourselves.

The Sulphur Springs Cure

Eighty-four-year-old Violet’s unexpected return to the scene of a murder she was inadvertently involved with seventy years earlier brings up long-buried memories, a much-missed girlhood friend, and of her own sexual awakening. But the past brings hurtful truths, leaving Violet to think that perhaps some mysteries are better left unsolved …

kekwan etakwak mîkisîhk?/ What’s in a Bead?

Illustrated By: Tessa Pizzale
Translated by: Duane Linklater,

Tessa loves how her grandmother always smells of campfire stories. Mom says it’s because Kohkom spends her days sewing beautiful beads onto smoked hides. Inspired, Tessa asks Kohkom to teach her beading, but first she must listen and learn the many stories held in a bead. Dual language edition in Ininîmowin (Cree N-dialect) and English.

What's in a Bead?

Illustrated By: Tessa Pizzale

Tessa loves how her grandmother always smells of campfire stories. Mom says it’s because Kohkom spends her days sewing beautiful beads onto smoked hides. Inspired, Tessa asks Kohkom to teach her beading, but first she must listen and learn about the many stories held in a bead.

The Club

Star trumpet player Jaxson gets a duet partner, Liv, who has more in common with Jax than his best friend, his first girlfriend, or even his mom. Both the only child of single mothers, Jaxson and Liv soon learn they share something that makes them rethink the meaning of “family.”

Messing Around with Math

Provides a wide range of ready-to-use problems around key concepts in math: numeracy, mental math, fractions, addition/subtraction/multiplication/division, measurement, spatial sense, financial literacy, equations, and graphing.

Magdaragat

Since first arriving on Canada’s shores over 150 years ago, Filipinos have contributed invaluably — though too often invisibly — to Canadian society. This anthology by members of the Filipino-Canadian community explores Filipino-Canadian identities, histories, presents, and futures, and serves to re-enforce their cultural contributions.

Retro Radio Rainbow

Illustrated By: Jeric Tan

Retro Radio Rainbow teaches the 7 colors of the rainbow in the coolest way ever! Here’s a book that will have the parents saying, “Can we read it one more time?” Your children will be so dazzled, they might even forget to ask you what a radio is!

Charlie's Balloons

Illustrated By: Élodie Duhameau
Translated by: Arielle Aaronson

Hi! I’m Charlie.
In my mind and in my body, all my emotions fight to take up as much space as they can.
I like to picture my feelings as balloons. Sometimes they’re so light they float away.
Other times, they’re so heavy it’s like they’re filled with water...
For highly sensitive kids who feel BIG feelings!

Khadija and the Elephant Toothpaste Experiment

Illustrated By: Natalya Tariq

Khadija is inspired by her visit to the science fair. But how come none of the scientists are wearing a hijab, she wonders? Khadija recreates an experiment at home with mixed (and messy!) results. Surrounded by family as they celebrate Eid, Khadija tries again, with great success. She declares, “When I grow up, I’m going to be a scientist!”

Radio Daze

When acclaimed comic writer Aaron Zevy began to collect vintage radios, his friends and family hoped they might get a respite from the barrage of short stories which had been filling their inboxes. After all, how much trouble can one man, no matter how unusual and prone to social and dating mishaps, get into?

The River Run

Lakota teen Alfred Swallow, along with two of his best friends, are sent to a residential boarding school that has the policy, destroy the Indian, save the man. After enduring harsh treatment and punishment, the boys decide to escape and make a run to the river.

Vegan Soups and Stews for All Seasons

Photographs by: Hannah Kaminsky

This ultimate edition of a beloved classic includes 20 new recipes and dozens of gorgeous full-color photos. A good bowl of soup is soothing and comforting. With less liquid and more chunkiness of texture, the result is stew—a savory and satisfying one-pot meal. Celebrating seasonal produce, Nava ladles out more than 120 delectable recipes.

Wilhelm, the Hedgehog

Illustrated By: Anna Sarvira
Translated by: Alexey Potapov

Originally published in Ukraine, this charming tale tells of a young and very curious hedgehog who,with the help of his friends, realizes his dreams. It celebraes creativity and inspiration, and the friends who help you along the way.

Breathing the Page

Accomplished writer, poet, and teacher Betsy Warland explores the writing process while on a quest to articulate the powerful forces beneath the craft of language, including materials, tools, and processes.

The Uncaged Voice

Edited By: Keith Ross Leckie
Foreword by: Mary Jo Leddy

Fifteen writers in exile were asked for pieces of writing about their experiences in the home countries that they were forced to escape. These brutal and heart-rending stories show the strength and resilience of human beings from all over the world who continue to seek truth, justice, and freedom of expression.

Hide and Seek

Introduction by: Rebecca Clifford

Ben Carniol is only five years old in 1942 when his parents send him away to live with a non-Jewish couple in the village of Baudour, Belgium. Hide and Seek: In Pursuit of Justice describes a childhood filled with the loss and violence of war and Ben’s response to it: a deep commitment to creating a safe and just society for all.

Nights Too Short to Dance

René, a trans man, confronts age and illness on a winter’s night. Charismatic as ever, he is surrounded by friends and lovers. They look back over a century of struggle—Stonewall, the AIDS epidemic—and realize it’s not over. But neither is the love. Blais, a queer literary icon, brings to life pivotal moments in the fight for queer rights.