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.

40 Days in Hicksville

Kate just wanted to meet her infamous, estranged grandfather, she didn’t expect to encounter skulls hidden on his property. And she didn’t expect Zach, the exasperating boy next door, to be the only person who can help her solve a thirty-five-year-old cold case.

Pride and Persistence

The activists between these pages have stood up for the queer community, whether on their own behalf or in support of people they love. Some made a difference by confronting injustice; others dared to be fully themselves.

More than Words

The way you express yourself matters! You are constantly communicating wherever you go. That’s what this book will help you do – communicate effectively and with confidence by giving you essential tips and tricks. Communicating just might turn out to be your superpower!

The Golden Apples

Jack has a good heart, and is a great cook—but he's not so good at following directions. With the help of a friendly fox, he finds love AND succeeds at the quest his father has set for him. But there are some pretty big pitfalls en route.

Naaahsa is an Artist!

Naaahsa says art is a language everyone understands. Sometimes we make art together. We draw, we bead, we sing. Sometimes Naaahsa tells stories in Blackfoot. I even get to go with her to see her art show at the National Gallery. Naaahsa is famous for her art, but I love her hugs best.

Obaasan's Boots

Lou and Charlotte don’t know much about their grandmother’s life. Their Obaasan invites them to spend time with her, sharing her experience as a Japanese Canadian during WWII and a painful story of their family's internment. The girls begin to understand how their identities have been shaped by racism, and that history is not only about the past.

The Great Goldbergs

When working-class Sean McFall is ushered into the dazzling world of the wealthy Goldberg family, he slowly uncovers the dark secrets underlying their shining lives and learns how far he’s willing to go for wealth and acceptance, and for love.

Auntie's Rez Surprise

Illustrated By: Ellie Arscott

Auntie always greets Cree in Nehiyaw when she comes for a visit. When Auntie arrives with a surprise gift hidden in her bag, Cree can’t wait to discover what it is. The first clue? It’s from the rez. As Cree tries to figure out what it might be, the bag starts to move. Cree is thrilled when the bag opens and out jumps a rez puppy!

Life Expectancy

When a class play and her legal studies homework help her connect the dots, Sophie St. John makes some startling revelations about her life: she was born with a serious disease, might be very rich, and has a reduced life expectancy. Amid fear and grief, she learns how love and meaning make any life incredibly precious.

Semi-Detached

Semi-Detached is a love story that spans time and crosses classes to explore the meaning of home. Set during two paralyzing ice storms (one in 1944 and one in 2013) that are connected by a murder, a house, and the real estate agent who pieces the puzzle together.

Everyone is Welcome

Illustrated By: Christine Wei

A little girl hears that her grandma’s friend, Mrs. Lee, was pushed on her way to the Asian market. When she learns that Asian students at her brother’s school are afraid to walk to class, she realizes something very wrong is happening to her community. With her mom’s support and the help of friends, she does something kind for Mrs. Lee.

Shamus the Urban Rez Dog, P.I.

Jewellery is missing from the store where Mom works and she’s the main suspect. With Shamus’s help, the kids set out to catch the real thief, with surprising and hilarious results, including a false closet wall, a lucky bowling ball, and a vicious poodle named Hepzibah.

A Quiet Storm

Sydney has finally come to terms with the bullying issues she faced, but now she has a new challenge: separation anxiety. When her boyfriend shares his plans to relocate for college, Sydney compares him to her father, who also left her.

Untethered

Raised in a loving but lacking household by their Holocaust survivor-grandparents and their godfather, the lives of twins Petal and Rose change drastically after a summer trip to Israel. Twenty years later, Petal is called back to Toronto from New York to help Rose during a crisis and is forced to confront her prejudices about her sister’s life.