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.
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!
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.
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.
Mariuccia Umbellino must rescue an ancient oracle that is set to be destroyed on orders from the Pope. In the ensuing adventure things are blown up, love spells are miscast, a housekeeper poisons her cruel mistress, a mummy is discovered, and the mysterious fate of a jettatore—a person born with the Evil Eye—is revealed.
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.
The dual language edition, in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) and English, of the award-winning story of a determined Ojibwe Nokomis (Grandmother) who walked around all of the Great Lakes to protect our water.
The dual language edition, in Nishnaabemwin (Ojibwe) Nbisiing dialect and English, of the award-winning book I Am Not a Number. When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from.
The dual language edition, in Plains Cree and English, of the story of a little girl who sets out to help her grandfather discover the Cree language that was stolen from him when he was sent away to residential school as a boy.