It's the summer of 1914, and Eight-year-old Bernice lives with her family in a lighthouse on Georgian Bay. One day she finds a treasure map pointing to gold on a nearby island. Inspired by her beloved Mémèr’s stories of their Métis family’s adventures, Bernice sets out in a rowboat with the map and her dogs, determined to find the treasure.
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.
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.
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.