Gone to Pot

A flat broke grandma puts her green thumb to good – if not quite legal – use in the story of Jess, who's search for a new income leads her to the world of growing pot, a journey that comes with some surprising revelations about herself, the people she comes to meet, and the people she thought she knew all along.

As a Boy

Boys are often given an education and choices that girls are not, their needs put above those of girls. But boys are also given special burdens by being expected to "be a man", to work, and to fight. Amazing photographs and simple text convey that boys want the girls and women in their lives to have the same freedoms that they have been granted.

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. When she goes home for the summer, her parents decide never to send her and her brothers away again. But what will happen when they disobey the law?

The Mask That Sang

When Cass learns she had a grandmother who has just died and left her and her mother the first house they could call their own, she is full of questions. Who was this relative? And what is the unusual mask, forgotten in a drawer, trying to tell her? Strange dreams, strange voices, and strange incidents all lead Cass closer to solving the mystery.

A Tattle-tell Tale

Illustrated By: Qin Leng

Joseph doesn’t want to tattle, but a lunchroom bully won’t leave him alone. With the help of his principal, he learns the difference between tattling and telling.

Sign Up Here

Illustrated By: Qin Leng

It seems like every kid in Dee-Dee’s class has joined a club but her. Dee-Dee knows that good friends shouldn’t leave each other out, so she comes up with a plan to start a club that everyone can join.

Being Me

Illustrated By: Yvonne Cathcart

Rosie the Red knows that you don’t have to be an adult to make a difference in your community. In Being Me, Rosie finds a way to volunteer at the local food bank and tries to make her classmate Sam feel less embarrassed about the fact that his family uses it.

44 Hours or Strike!

During the Toronto Dressmakers’ Strike of 1931, young Jewish sisters Sophie and Rose must stand together in their fight for better working conditions, decent wages, and for their union – the ILGWU. Faced with unexpected – and sometimes violent – barriers, they quickly find that a strike is more than just a march.

Fifteen Dollars and Thirty-five Cents

Illustrated By: Qin Leng

When Joseph and Devon find money in the schoolyard the two friends have different thoughts about what to do. Should they say "finders keepers" or find out who lost it? It takes some courage, but Devon figures out how to help Joseph make the right choice.

Reptile Flu

Illustrated By: Qin Leng

Kamal tries everything to avoid his school trip to the live reptile exhibit – everything except admitting that he is scared. His fear of being teased is almost as big as his fear of reptiles. Finally, in desperation, Kamal communicates his fears in a way everyone understands, and is able to get the confidence he needs to face his fears.

The Farmerettes

Six girls just out of high school spend the summer of 1943 on a farm, doing the work of the men who are off fighting the war in Europe. We follow the stories of Helene, Peggy, Binxie, Isabel, Jean, and the mysterious "X." Friendship, romance, hardship, and heartbreak shape their summer, all against the backdrop of the Second World War.

Severn and the Day She Silenced the World

Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s speech at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio caught the attention of the world. She and her friends raised money to travel to Rio, never imagining the effect they would have there. Severn's story is about the power of children, and how their voices can stand out above the politics and cynicism of adults.